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San Diego County Place Names, A To Z

From the earliest peoples of the county to the later settlers, each wave of immigration has left its mark on San Diego County in place names. From Spanish land grants, Mexican Ranchos, Indian Villages, and gold mines to family farms, tiny hamlets, and short-lived post offices – each has made a mark in history by putting a place name on a map. Here are over 1500 of these revealing portals into history.

 

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About the Author

Leland Fetzer

Leland Fetzer

Leland Fetzer, the son of a part-time mine owner, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He spent thirty years as a San Diego State University professor specializing in Russian. Retired from teaching, Dr. Fetzer built a home in Julian's North Peak, a subject he explored in his collection of essays, A Year in the Cuyamacas. His book, A Good Camp, explores San Diego's Gold Rush in detail; another of his local history titles is San Diego County Place Names, A to Z. Dr. Fetzer is a popular speaker who lives with his wife in San Diego and Julian.