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Welcome to Essex ...

Essex is located in San Bernardino County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Essex, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1932.

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.

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 8 communities that are near Essex.

  • Goffs
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goffs
    • Goffs is located in San Bernardino County
  • Chambless
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambless
    • Chambless is located in San Bernardino County
  • Cadiz
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Archer ‑ Historic
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archer have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer
    • Archer is located in San Bernardino County
  • Chubbuck ‑ Historic
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chubbuck
    • Chubbuck is located in San Bernardino County
  • Saltus ‑ Historic
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltus have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltus
    • Saltus is located in San Bernardino County
  • Amboy
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Kelso
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
    • Kelso is located in 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.

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.

Adding Essex to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Essex in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Essex was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Essex post office opened in 1932.

We also found Essex on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Essex.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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