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Campo
—  Unincorporated town  —
Campo is located in California
Campo
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 32°36′23″N 116°28′5″W / 32.60639°N 116.46806°W / 32.60639; -116.46806Coordinates: 32°36′23″N 116°28′5″W / 32.60639°N 116.46806°W / 32.60639; -116.46806
Country United States
State California
County San Diego
Elevation 2,620 ft (799 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 91906
Area code(s) 619
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID

Campo is an unincorporated town located in San Diego County, California with a population of 3,251. This article also describes the smaller community of Cameron Corners, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south. Both communities use postal addresses in Campo. The town is approximately 2,620 feet (798.6 m) above mean sea level.

Nearby towns include Boulevard, Potrero, Tecate, Dulzura, Jacumba, Pine Valley, Mount Laguna, Descanso, and Jamul.

Campo is the home of three Museums: The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, the Motor Transport Museum and the Gaskill Brothers Stone Store. The town is along the line of the former Southern Pacific (originally San Diego and Arizona Railway. Freight operations are currently embargoed (not offered) by the Carrizo Gorge Railway), while passenger operations are operated by the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum. The Railroad Museum shows an address of 750 Depot Street and is located near (NAD83) 32°36′50″N 116°28′19″W / 32.61389°N 116.47194°W / 32.61389; -116.47194.[1]

31577 State Route 94: a CDF fire station is located here. The 1998 Cameron Corners, California 7.5-minute quadrangle plots the station near Dewey Place and SR98.[2] A Southern California Automobile Association map, believed to be circa 1910-1930, shows a business named "Dewey Store" in Cameron Corners. The business is plotted on the north side of SR98 just east of County Road S1. This may be a variant name of Dewey Place.[3]

The ZIP Code is 91906 and the community is inside area code 619.

There is a county road maintenance station on Forrest Gate Road and a county fire station at Jeb Stewart Road and Parker Road.

Large employers in the area include US Department of Homeland Security Border Patrol and the San Diego County, California Probation, Juvenile Ranch Facility, (population 250).

According to a September 9, 2004 San Diego Union Tribune article, foster care activist Father Joe Carroll's proposed building a foster camp for children here. The proposed name was, "Promiseland Ranch," and the proposed facility would encompass about 600 acres (2.4 km2).

Campo is the official southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail, a recreational hiking and equestrian trail extending 2,650 miles (4,260 km) north to the Canadian Border.

During World War II, Campo was the location of Camp Lockett, a US Army post that hosted Buffalo Soldiers, a veterans convalescent hospital, and a 300 bed Italian POW camp in Cameron Corners.

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Demographics

2000 Census Bureau data for zip code was 71.3% white (including Latino), 2.7% black, 8.0% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 10.6% other and 5.1% two or more races. 23.3% are Latino.

Transportation

An unnamed private air strip is 4.2 miles (6.76 km) at 332 degrees off true north at 32°39′35″N 116°30′08″W / 32.65972°N 116.50222°W / 32.65972; -116.50222.[4] The name of the field is not listed in the National Geographic Names Data Base or U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Location Identifiers (7350.7U) dated 09/01/2005 (2005-09-01). On the topographic map, it measures about 0.6 miles (966 m) in length and runs almost due north-south at the intersection of Lake Morena Rd. and Hauser Creek Rd.

Another feature of the area is the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum. The town is along the line of the former Southern Pacific (originally San Diego and Arizona Railway. Freight operations are currently embargoed (not offered) by the Carrizo Gorge Railway), while passenger operations are operated by the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum. The Railroad Museum shows an address of 750 Depot St and is located near (NAD83) 32°36′50″N 116°28′19″W / 32.61389°N 116.47194°W / 32.61389; -116.47194.[5]

Tribal areas

There are at least two tribal areas included in the nearby Campo Indian Reservation. One is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) due north of Campo and adjoining Cameron Corners. A point inside the reservation is (NAD83) 32°38′28″N 116°28′16″W / 32.64111°N 116.47111°W / 32.64111; -116.47111) and the area is roughly 1-mile (1.6 km) on each side. The reservation government is the Campo Band of Mission Indians of the Kumeyaay. Another tribal area is about seven miles (11 km) east along State Route 94 in the Campo Valley. It extends nine miles (14 km) to the north and beyond Interstate 8. The eastern portion of the reservation is about 4.75 miles (7.64 km) in an east-west dimension and includes the community of Live Oak Springs. The tribal government has been reported in the news media to provide wireless Internet service to members over a cooperative tribal government microwave backbone from Pala.[6][7][8][9]

Schools

31360 State Route 94: federal records report three schools in Campo. The schools are:

  • Rancho Del Campo High School - Juvenile Ranch (Detention) Facility (9-12)
  • Campo Elementary School (1-7)
  • Campo Continuation (at the old Campo Elementary School)
  • Hillside Alternative Junior/Senior High (7-12)
  • Cottonwood Community Day (7-12)

About 1.3 miles (2.1 km) north in Cameron Corners, Campo Elementary (K-7) is located at 1654 Buckman Springs Rd. This is considered in Campo for postal addresses.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ Campo, California 7.5-minute quadrangle, U.S. Geological Survey, 1997.
  2. ^ Cameron Corners, California 7.5-minute quadrangle, U.S. Geological Survey, 1998.
  3. ^ Date on SCAA map is illegible. S1 may also be called Bankhead Springs Road.
  4. ^ Morena Reservoir, California 7.5-minute quadrangle, U.S. Geological Survey, 1997.
  5. ^ Campo, California 7.5-minute quadrangle, U.S. Geological Survey, 1997.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey, National Geographic Names Data Base.
  7. ^ Tierra Del Sol, California 7.5-minute quadrangle, U.S. Geological Survey, 1997.
  8. ^ List of California tribal governments on Senator Barbara Boxer's web site.
  9. ^ Live Oak Springs, California 7.5-minute quadrangle, U.S. Geological Survey, 1997.
  10. ^ US Department of Education, National Center for Educational Statistics, 2005.

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