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Essex, California
(San Bernardino County)

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Welcome to Essex ...

Essex is located in San Bernardino County<1>.

Essex is 1,730 feet [527 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Essex lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Essex, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Telephone area codes for Essex: (760) & (442)<3>

The ZIP code for Essex: 92332<4>

Communities Also Named Essex ...

While we believe that this Essex is located in San Bernardino County, we know of another 2 California communities named Essex. Those communities are located in the following counties: Humboldt and Nevada County.

Beyond California, there are 32 communities that are also named Essex - they are located in Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Ontario, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Essex.

Communities near Essex ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Essex.

  • Goffs [San Bernardino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goffs
    • Goffs [San Bernardino County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Essex
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goffs
  • Chambless [San Bernardino County]
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    • Chambless [San Bernardino County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Essex
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  • Cadiz [San Bernardino County]
  • Archer [San Bernardino County] - Historic
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    • Archer [San Bernardino County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the south of Essex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chubbuck [San Bernardino County] - Historic
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      • Chubbuck [San Bernardino County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the south of Essex
    • Saltus [San Bernardino County] - Historic
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      • Saltus [San Bernardino County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Essex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Amboy [San Bernardino County]
    • Kelso [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
      • Kelso [San Bernardino County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Essex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelso
    • Needles [San Bernardino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needles
      • Needles [San Bernardino County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<5> to the east of Essex
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Needles<6>
    • Cima [San Bernardino County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Essex. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Essex.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Essex. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Essex.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Essex. See our Newspapers Page for Essex.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Essex ...

Looking for more information about Essex? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Essex, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Essex.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About San Bernardino County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Essex. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for San Bernardino County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Bernardino, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Essex - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Essex). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Essex or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Essex) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Essex. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EssexOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Essex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7351, Longitude: -115.2458    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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