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The population of Wrightwood is approximately 3,308 (1990), 4525 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,184 (1990), 1857 (2010).

The amount of land area in Wrightwood is 5.708 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.01 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wrightwood to Washington DC is 2390 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 362 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wrightwood is positioned 34.35 degrees north of the equator and 117.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Wrightwood location: in the eastern end of the San Gabriel Mountains. Easy access from Interstate 15 through Cajon Pass. An alternate scenic route may be taken along route 2, starting in La Canada. Here is a map page for Wrightwood.

Wrightwood is about 65 miles from Barstow, 72 miles from Saugus, 77 miles from Los Angeles, 85 miles from Palm Springs and 138 miles from San Diego.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Wrightwood is seasonal. All four seasons here are beautiful. Winter has plenty of snow and outdoor recreation, yet it is not bitter cold with temperatures staying above 20 degrees most of the time. Spring brings new life with green abounding as temperatures rise and snow melts. Summer is great with no smog and comfortable temperatures. Hiking and camping are favored summertime activities. In the autumn, the gorgeous colors of fall appear. The temperatures drop as well as the leaves.
Wrightwood average annual snowfall is 53 inches per year.
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Wrightwood history:

The Serrano Indians lived in the area during the late 1700's. When a Spanish mission was build in San Bernardino, the Indians came there for instruction and education. Later, in the early 1800's, the mission was secularized and many of these Indians moved back into the mountains. In 1851, the Lujo family, who owned the mission, sold their holdings to the local Mormon settlers. Two of this group, Nathan and Truman Swarthout, homesteaded in Lone Pine Canyon. When the Mormons left the area, they also left for Salt Lake City.

For more historical information on Wrightwood, see this history page
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Wrightwood attractions:

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Wrightwood Museum
6000 Cedar
Wrightwood, CA
Phone: 760-249-4650

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