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Twentynine Palms
San Bernardino County, California

92277, 92278

Page Contents for Twentynine Palms, California

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Twentynine Palms is approximately 27,589 (2000), 25048 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,491 (2000), 8095 (2010).
The amount of land area in Twentynine Palms is 140.126 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Twentynine Palms is 54 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Twentynine Palms to Washington DC is 2301 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 435 miles. (as the crow flies)
Twentynine Palms is positioned 34.13 degrees north of the equator and 116.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Twentynine Palms median income is $ 31,178 .
The Twentynine Palms median home price is $ 106,500 (new home - 1999).


fifty-seven miles East of Palm Springs on State Highway 62.
Where is Twentynine Palms and how do I get there? Find out on this map page
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in the Morongo Basin portion of the Mojave Desert.
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dry desert with similar temperatures to the San Bernardino area. The area is known for its low humidity which makes hot temperatures much easier to endure. There is NO SMOG in Twentynine Palms.
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moderate. Here is a weather page for Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding areas.
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History & History Related Items

Colonel Henry Washington is designated as making the first exploration of the area in 1855. He found the local Indians, the Chemeheuvi tribe, living here, in the nearby hills and near the spring called "Mar-rah," which means "land of little water." This spring is now on the grounds of Joshua Tree National Park. By the 1870's, new settlers came to find gold. They liked to camp near the Spring before going on into the desert. They called the area Palms Springs. It is thought that these prospectors used the twenty-nine palm trees around the oasis as a landmark. Two miners, McKenzie and Germain, even described the location of their claim as being a certain distance from the springs. This story was disputed by A.P. Green who, after a 1858 survey, said their were 26 palm trees, not 29. Nevertheless, the number stood and so the area was named.

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The incorporation of Twentynine Palms

23 November 1987


Joshua Tree National Park

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Pioneer Days
This annual event will be held on October 14-17th in 1999 - have fun with the chili cook-offs, carnival, parade, dances and more!

Outhouse Races
This annual event held on October 10th in 1999 has been featured on national television and is an extremely popular event.

An Oasis of Murals - See the murals depicting life in the area on this site! Many have been painted. Pictures of them are on this site. So far, the project has been highly successful, with the nineteenth mural dedicated in December 2003.

Twentynine Palms Art Gallery
74055 Cottonwood Drive
P.O. Box 115
29 Palms, CA 92277
Phone: (760)367-7819

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Things to do in Twentynine Palms.

How the West was Once!
Near Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms
four miles northwest of Yucca Valley on Pioneertown Road
many old westerns were filmed here, including the TV series, the Cisco Kid

The Mojave National Preserve
For information:
Superintendent, Mojave National Preserve
222 East Main St., Suite 202
Barstow, CA 92311
Phone: 760-255-8800

Old Schoolhouse Museum
6760 National Park Drive
P.O. Box 1926
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone: (760)367-2366
Staffed and maintained by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. This museum is housed in the oldest public building in the Morongo Basin.
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Twentynine Palms City Government

City of Twentynine Palms
Official City Site

Twentynine Palms City Hall
6136 Adobe Rd
P.O. Box 995
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone: 760-367-6799
Fax: 760-367-4890

Twentynine Palms has a City Council/City Manager form of Government

Twentynine Palms Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
6455-A Mesquite Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone: (760) 367-3445
Fax: (760)367-3366

Twentynine Palms Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
6455-A Mesquite Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone: (760) 367-3445
Fax: (760)367-3366

Twentynine Palms Libraries

Twentynine Palms Library
6078 Adobe Rd
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-2354
Phone: 760-367-9519

Twentynine Palms Schools

Morongo Unified School District
5715 Utah Trail
P.O. Box 1209
Twentynine Palms, CA
Tel: (760) 367-9191
Number of Schools: 17
Number of Students: 9,689

San Bernardino County School District


Chapman University
Bldg 1526 6th St.
Twentynine Palms, California 92278
Phone: 760-830-6681

Copper Mountain Campus
6162 Rotary Lane
Joshua Tree, CA
Tel: (760) 367-3591 Twentynine Palms


The population of Twentynine Palms was:
1990 - 11,821
1998 - 14,830
1999 - 15,500

In addition to the current population of 15,500 (1999) in the incorporated area of Twentynine Palms, there are another 18,000 persons on the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in the city.

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