About El Cajon
El Cajon ( el kə-HOHN, American Spanish: [el kaˈxon]; Spanish: El Cajón, meaning "the box") is a city in San Diego County, California, United States, 17 mi (27 km) east of downtown San Diego. The city takes its name from Rancho El Cajón, which was in turn named for the box-like shape of the valley that surrounds the city, which is also the origin of the city's common nickname of "the Box". == Name == El Cajón, Spanish for "the box", was first recorded on September 10, 1821, as an alternative name for sitio rancho Santa Mónica to describe the "boxed-in" nature of the valley in which it sat. The name appeared on maps in 1873 and 1875, shortened to "Cajon", until the modern town developed, in which the post office was named "El Cajon". In 1905, the name was once again expanded to "El Cajon" under the insistence of California banker and historian Zoeth Skinner Eldredge.
Neighborhoods in El Cajon, California
Allied Gardens, Alta Vista, Altadena, Alvarado Estates, Bancroft Point, Beacon Street, Bella Lago, Broadway Heights, Cajon Heights, Carlton Hills, Cherokee Point, Chollas Creek, Chollas View, City Heights, Colina Del Sol
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