Cadiz, California

Cadiz, California

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Cadiz, California

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Description:
Cadiz is a small unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. It is located just south of the Marble Mountains near the National Trails Highway. Cadiz is home to a former railroad stop, and is situated at 34° 31' 12" North latitude and 115° 30' 43" West longitude, at an elevation of . It is northeast of the Sheep Hole Mountains.

History

The town was named in 1883 by Lewis Kingman, a locating engineer for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. It is the third in a string of alphabetically named railroad stations in the Mojave Desert.

Current activity

Cadiz, Inc., a Los Angeles-based land- and water-resource-management company, owns more than around Cadiz. The Cadiz Valley area overlies a large aquifer and is located approximately north of the Colorado River Aqueduct.

The ZIP Code is 92304 and the community is inside area code 760.

Railroads

Cadiz is served by the BNSF Railway mainline that runs from Los Angeles to Chicago. It was previously the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line. Also at Cadiz, the Arizona & California Railroad runs over a former ATSF line to Phoenix via Parker, Arizona and a branch to Blythe, California.

Cadiz Airstrip

Cadiz Airstrip (CA90) is situated south of the rail road tracks and has one paved runway 8/26 with a length of 5280ft. The airstrip is accessible through a dirt road and has no...
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