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Welcome to Rochester ...

Rochester is located in San Bernardino County<1>.

The location of Rochester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Rochester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Rochesterian<3>

Rochester is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Communities Also Named Rochester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Rochester - they are located in Alberta, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Rochester ...

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

  • Riverside [Riverside County]
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    • Riverside [Riverside County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 330,786 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<6>
  • San Bernardino [San Bernardino County]
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    • San Bernardino [San Bernardino County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 217,491 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Bernardino
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Bernardino<6>
  • Fontana [San Bernardino County]
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    • Fontana [San Bernardino County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 216,173 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fontana<6>
  • Ontario [San Bernardino County]
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    • Ontario [San Bernardino County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 183,393 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ontario
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ontario<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Corona [Riverside County]
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      • Corona [Riverside County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170,996 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corona<6>
    • Pomona [Los Angeles County]
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      • Pomona [Los Angeles County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 149,212 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomona<6>
    • Jurupa Valley [Riverside County]
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      • Jurupa Valley [Riverside County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,745 people
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    • Rialto [San Bernardino County]
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      • Rialto [San Bernardino County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104,132 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rialto<6>
    • Chino [San Bernardino County]
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      • Chino [San Bernardino County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,290 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chino<6>
    • Chino Hills [San Bernardino County]
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      • Chino Hills [San Bernardino County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Estimated population in 2015: 78,309 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chino Hills<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rochester ...

Looking for more information about Rochester? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Rochester, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rochester.

Adding Rochester to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rochester was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rochester on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Bernardino County: www.sbcounty.gov/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

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 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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Rochester refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Rochester may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rochester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rochester) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0917, Longitude: -117.5476       In this case, the coordinates for Rochester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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