National Register Listings in
Riverside County, California

Administration Building, Sherman Institute Alexander, Dr. Franz, House All Souls Universalist Church Arlington Branch Library and Fire Hall Armory Hall Barker Dam Bates, Miles C., House Bel Vista House Blythe Intaglios Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo Museum Carey House Carnegie, Andrew, Library Childs, William, House Chinatown Coachella Valley Savings No. 1 Coachella Valley Savings No. 2 Community Settlement House Corona High School Crescent Bathhouse Desert Golf Course Desert Queen Mine Donaldson Futuro Edris House Elrod, Arthur, House Estudillo Mansion Federal Post Office Fire Station No. 1 First Church of Christ, Scientist First Congregational Church of Riverside Frey House II Galleano Winery Garbani, Rocco, Homestead Gilman Ranch Grand Boulevard Historic District Hamrick House Harada House Heritage House Jefferson, Thomas, Elementary School Jensen, Cornelius, Ranch Kenaston House Kocher-Samson Building Koerner House Krisel Tract Home, 1882 S. Caliente Road (APN 511032005-9) Lake Norconian Club Loewy House March Field Historic District Martinez Canyon Rockhouse Martinez Historical District Masonic Temple Miller, Grace Lewis, House Mission Court Bungalows Mission Inn Mount San Jacinto State Park Historic District North Shore Yacht Club O'Donnell, Thomas, House Old YWCA Building Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Mountain Station Palm Springs City Hall Palm Springs Desert Museum Palm Springs Tramway Valley Station Palm Springs Unified School District Educational Administrative Center Pearlman Mountain Cabin Perris Depot Riverside Municipal Auditorium and Soldier's Memorial Building Riverside-Arlington Heights Fruit Exchange Riviera Gardens Ryan House and Lost Horse Well San Pedro, Los Angeles, & Salt Lake RR Depot San Timoteo Canyon Schoolhouse Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan Association Sieroty House Simon's, M. H., Undertaking Chapel Sinatra, Frank, House Smith, Maurice, and Dinah Shore House Southern Hotel Sutherland Fruit Company Tramway Gas Station University Heights Junior High School Victoria Avenue Wexler House Woman's Improvement Club Clubhouse
California is home to the world's tallest tree, a coast redwood named Hyperion. The tree, which stands over 379 feet tall, was discovered in Redwood National Park in 2006.
Riverside County, located in Southern California, has a rich and diverse history that dates back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by several Native American tribes, including the Cahuilla, Serrano, and LuiseƱo peoples, who lived off the land and established their own unique cultures.

The arrival of Spanish explorers in the 18th century had a significant impact on Riverside County's history. Spanish missionaries established missions in the region, bringing Christianity and agricultural practices. The Spanish rule lasted until the early 19th century, when Mexico gained independence from Spain. The area then became part of Alta California.

In the mid-19th century, gold was discovered in California, sparking the famous Gold Rush. This led to a rapid influx of settlers into Riverside County, as people from all over the world came in search of fortune. Towns such as Riverside and San Jacinto grew rapidly, and agriculture became a major industry in the region.

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw further development in Riverside County. The construction of railroads connected the region to larger cities like Los Angeles, making it easier for goods and people to move in and out of the area. The county also became known for its citrus industry, with vast orange groves covering the landscape.

In the modern era, Riverside County has grown into a populous and thriving region. It is home to several vibrant cities, including Riverside, Palm Springs, and Temecula. The county continues to be known for its agriculture, but has also diversified its economy with industries such as healthcare, education, and manufacturing. Today, Riverside County is a popular tourist destination, boasting picturesque landscapes, historic sites, and a rich cultural heritage.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Riverside County, California.

  • 1774 - Juan Bautista de Anza leads an expedition through Riverside County
  • 1821 - Mexico gains independence from Spain
  • 1824 - Riverside County becomes part of Mexico's Alta California province
  • 1848 - California becomes part of the United States after the Mexican-American War
  • 1850 - Riverside County is established as one of the original 27 counties of California
  • 1870 - The city of Riverside is founded
  • 1893 - The Mission Inn, a historic landmark in Riverside, is first opened
  • 1942 - The Naval Air Station in Corona is established during World War II
  • 1978 - Designated as a "playground of the stars," Palm Springs becomes a popular destination for celebrities
  • 1993 - The State Water Project is completed, providing water to Riverside County
  • 2010 - Riverside County becomes the fourth-most populous county in California