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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Fontana is approximately 128,929 (2000), 196069 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 37,925 (2000), 49116 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fontana is 92.261 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fontana is 36 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.006 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fontana to Washington DC is 2382 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 383 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fontana is positioned 34.09 degrees north of the equator and 117.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fontana per capita income is $ 17,560 (2000).
Fontana median income is $ 50,324 (2000).
The Fontana median home price is $ 119,600 (1990).


in southern California, not far from San Bernardino and Riverside. It is only 10 minutes away from the Ontario International Airport and at the I-15 and I-10 Interchange
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moderate. Fontana is warm in the summer and not too cold in the winter. Snow does not fall here, though every once in a while there may be a small flurry. Rainfall is low because of the general desert type area.
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History & History Related Items

The earliest recorded landowner in the Fontana area was Don Antonio Maria Lugo, who received a land grant in 1813. A second grant secured the land known as Rancho de San Bernardino for his sons. The Lugo sons sold a portion of their land, which included part of what is now Fontana, to a group of Mormon settlers in 1851. The Mormon settlers eventually returned to Salt Lake City, and the Semi-Tropical Land & Water Company gained control of the Rancho. Active development of the area, however, did not begin until the early 1900's when the Fontana Development Company acquired the acreage and began a community called Rosena - a name that was changed to Fontana in 1913. A.B. Miller founded the townsite of Fontana in 1913 and built it into a diversified agricultural area with citrus, grain, grapes, poultry, and swine being the leading commodities. Mr. Miller played a foremost part in the development of agriculture in Southern California.

The community faced a transition in 1942 when Fontana was selected as the site for a steel mill. The City was incorporated June 25, 1952, with a population of 13,695 and became Southern California's leading producer of steel and related products. The steel industry dominated the City's economy since the mill was built. However, in the late 1970's, Kaiser Steel began to cut down on production and manpower and the steel mill closed in 1984. The plate steel and rolling mill plant was acquired by California Steel Company, which continues to produce steel products. In addition, railroad and trucking operations, a number of medium to heavy industrial facilities, and several warehousing distribution centers are located in Fontana because of its convenient geographical location and excellent transportation network.

Here is a good history page for Fontana.
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The founding of Fontana

1913 by A.B. Miller

The incorporation of Fontana

25 June 1952


It is estimated that 48,000 vehicles drive daily between San Bernardino Avenue and the I-10 Freeway. In the Inland Empire area there are many fine colleges and universities. Local communities (Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead & Mt. Baldy) offer some of the finest skiing resorts in Southern California and are easily accessible within one hour. Fontana has a large labor pool for industries coming into the area. All utilities are in place and freeways crisscross the area for easy transportation by truck, air, or rail to any place in the county.
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Fontana City Government

A Website for Fontana.
The type of Government in Fontana is an Elected Mayor/City Council

Fontana City Clerk
8353 Sierra Ave
Fontana, CA 92335-3528
Phone: 909-350-7602

Fontana Economic Development Center,br> Phone: (909) 350-6668
Fax: (909) 350-6616

Fontana Chamber

The Fontana Area Chamber Of Commerce
8435 Sierra Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
Phone: 909-822-4433
FAX: 909--822-6238
General Information:

Chamber Of Commerce
16036 Arrow Blvd
Fontana, CA 92335-3243
Phone: 909-428-6797

Fontana Organizations

The Fontana Area Chamber Of Commerce
8435 Sierra Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
Phone: 909-822-4433
FAX: 909--822-6238
General Information:

Chamber Of Commerce
16036 Arrow Blvd
Fontana, CA 92335-3243
Phone: 909-428-6797

Fontana Libraries

Fontana Library
8334 Emerald Ave
Fontana, CA 92335-3512
Phone: 909-822-2321

Fontana Schools

Fontana Unified School District
9680 Citrus Ave
Fontana, CA 92335-5571
Phone: 909-357-5000 Fontana


The population of Fontana was:
1990 - 103,261
2000 - 128,929

The number of persons per household is 3.52
The Median Age in Fontana is 26.5 years
Total Housing Units: 32,837

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