IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

661 Listings

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Population: 142,361     2000 census
Area: 2,672,030 Acres
County Seat: El Centro 1907 - present
Date: 1907  From San Diego County

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Spanish Missions

Name

Date

Site of Mission Purisima Concepcion
(this was an early Mission and not the one by the same name in at Lompoc)
October 1780
Site of Mission San Pedro Y San Pablo De Bicuner
(non-existant today)
January 7, 1781
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
182 Tumco Mines January 6, 1884
193 Picacho Mines 1852
194 Mountain Springs Stage Station 1846
350 Site of Mission Purisima Concpecion October 1780
568 Hernando De Alarcon Expedition September 5, 1540
806 Fort Yuma 1849
808 Camp Salvation September 23, 1849
845 Plank Road  
921 Site of Mission San Pedro Y San Pablo De Bicuner January 7, 1781
939 Twentieth Century Folk Art Environmentalists (Thematic) Desert Tower 1923
939 Twentieth Century Folk Art Environmentalists (Thematic) Charley's World of Lost Art 1967
944 Site of Fort Romualdo Pacheco 1826
1008 Yuma Well March 8, 1744

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
       

 

 

Territorial History

1907 Created from San Diego County
  Territory from San Diego to Imperial (1907)

 

The name comes from the Imperial Valley. The valley was named for the Imperial Land Company, a subsidiary of the California Development Company, which had reclaimed the southern portion of the Colorado desert for agriculture.

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