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Welcome to Hinkley ...

Hinkley is located in San Bernardino County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hinkley, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1908.

Hinkley is 2,160 feet [658 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Hinkley is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Area codes for Hinkley: (760) and (442)<3>

The ZIP code for Hinkley: 92347<4>

Communities near Hinkley ...

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

  • Barstow
  • Lenwood
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    • Lenwood lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Hinkley.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenwood
  • Helendale
  • Daggett
  • Yermo
  • Bell Mountain
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Mountain
    • Bell Mountain lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the south of Hinkley.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Mountain
  • La Delta
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Delta
    • La Delta lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Hinkley.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Delta
  • Oro Grande
  • Boron
  • Adelanto

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hinkley ...

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

Adding Hinkley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hinkley 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 Hinkley was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Hinkley post office opened in 1908.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hinkley.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hinkley. 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 Hinkley - 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 Hinkley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hinkley 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hinkley) 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 Hinkley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HinkleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinkley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9333, Longitude: -117.1890    
<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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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