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Welcome to Fort Irwin ...

Fort Irwin is located in San Bernardino County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Irwin: Ft. Irwin

Fort Irwin is 2,480 feet [756 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Fort Irwin is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

The ZIP code for Fort Irwin: 92310<4>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Irwin.

Going back to its beginning, Fort Irwin was originally named Camp Irwin. For more information about the names of Fort Irwin, see The Names of Fort Irwin on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Fort Irwin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Fort Irwin - it's located in Ontario.

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

Communities near Fort Irwin ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Fort Irwin.

  • Afton ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
    • Afton was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Irwin.
  • Yermo
  • Copper City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper City
    • Copper City lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the west of Fort Irwin.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copper City
  • Daggett
  • Newberry Springs
  • Barstow
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barstow
    • Barstow lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Irwin.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,581 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barstow<6>
  • Baker
  • Hinkley

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 Fort Irwin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Irwin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Irwin. 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 Fort Irwin.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Irwin ...

Looking for more information about Fort Irwin? 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 Fort Irwin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Irwin.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Irwin. 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 Fort Irwin - 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 Fort Irwin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Irwin 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Irwin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Irwin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort IrwinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Irwin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2619, Longitude: -116.6859    
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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