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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Redlands is approximately 60,394 (1990), 68747 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 23,189 (1990), 24764 (2010).
The amount of land area in Redlands is 62.958 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.707 sq kilometers.
The distance from Redlands to Washington DC is 2366 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 395 miles. (as the crow flies)
Redlands is positioned 34.05 degrees north of the equator and 117.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Redlands elevation is 1,302 feet above sea level.


East of Riverside and San Bernardino on Interstate 10 near the San Bernardino Mountains
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History & History Related Items

Redlands was named for the red color of the earth here. It seems that in 1880, a Riverside newspaper editor was riding along the slopes of the eastern San Bernardino Valley with the town co-founder, E.G. Judson. The editor made the suggestion that the town be named for the red soil. For many years it was known for its naval orange industry. The area's economy has expanded greatly in recent years to include many more industries than agriculture. The other founder was Frank E. Brown who met Judson here in the late 1870's. They laid out the city and irrigation and introduced the Washington naval orange. It wasn't long until Redlands was known for its delicious naval oranges and was nicknamed the "Naval Orange Capital of the World."

In 1889, Alfred and Albert Smiley came to town from New York. Their presence in Redlands made a great impact on the city. They were known for their philanthropy, donating land for a park and a public library in 1889. The Clarance G. White Family and the Robert Watchorn Family also made large donations to the city

Redlands was the first city in the country to have a center divider (median)in a roadway.

A history page for Redlands
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The founding of Redlands



The Redlands Bowl
See a brief history of the Redlands Bowl.
No admission charge for concerts
Redlands Community Music Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 466
Redlands, California 92373-0141
Office: (909) 793-7316
FAX: (909) 793-5086

San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, CA
Phone: 909-307-2669
Please call for hours of operation.

Redlands Symphony Orchestra
1200 E Colton Ave
Redlands, CA 92374-3755
Phone: 909-793-2121

Historical Glass Museum
1157 Orange Street
P.O. Box 921
Redlands, CA
Phone: 909-798-0868
The Historical Glass Museum Foundation was organized in 1976 by a group of dedicated glass collectors, headed by the late Dixie Huckabee, with the ultimate goal of establishing a glass museum on the West Coast.

Lincoln Memorial Shrine
125 W. Vine Street
Redlands, CA
Phone: 909-798-7636 is All Things Redlands. This is a great site with a tremendous amount of information about Redlands and the area.

The Redlands Historical Museum
housed in the old city hall, which was built in 1940 next to Smiley Park.
30 Cajon Street
Redlands, CA

Mission San Gabriel's San Bernardino Rancho - Asistencia
A San Bernardino County Museum Historic Site - California State Historical Landmark #42 26930 Barton Road
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 909-793-5402
Please call ahead for hours of operation Established in 1819 as part of the Mission San Gabriel's Rancho San Bernardino, this Estancia was upgraded in 1830 by Mayordomo Juan Alvarado when he built a 14 room complex of adobe and wood. The Estancia was abandoned in 1834. The rancho was then granted to a family group in 1843. Jose, del Carmen, one of the brothers, lived here until 1851. The Mormons who came to the San Bernardino area purchased the Rancho from the Lugos in 1851. They subsequently founded the city of San Bernardino. The area then began to be known as the Mission District. The Estancia was purchased by Dr. Benjamin Barton in 1859. He lived in the original buildings until his own new home was completed in 1867. Eventually, the land and buildings had gone to ruin. The county finally obtained the rancho from the Barton family in 1925. They began a renovation and re-building of the rancho that was completed in 1937. It became a State Historical Landmark in 1960.
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Redlands City Government

City of Redlands
35 Cajon Street
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 909-798-7510
Fax: 909-798-7503

Redlands City Clerk
30 Cajon St # 4
Redlands, CA 92373-4710
Phone: 909-798-7531

Redlands Municipal Airport
1745 Sessums Dr
Redlands, CA 92374-1907
Phone: 909-798-7573

Redlands Chamber

Redlands Chamber
1 East Redlands Blvd.
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: (909)793-2546
Fax: (909)335-6388

Redlands Organizations

Redlands Chamber
1 East Redlands Blvd.
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: (909)793-2546
Fax: (909)335-6388

Redlands Libraries

A.K. Smiley Public Library
125 W. Vine Street
Redlands, California 92373
Tel (909) 798-7565
Fax (909) 798-7566

Redlands Schools

Redlands Unified School District
20 W Lugonia Ave
Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 909-307-5300


University of Redlands
P.O. Box 3080
Redlands, CA 92373-0999
Phone: (909) 793-2121

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