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Radec, California

Populated place
First settled 1883
Founded by Samuel V. Tripp
Named for "Cedar" spelled backwards
Elevation 520 m (1,706 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Zip code 92536
Area code(s) 951
FIPS code 06-59150
GNIS feature ID 252960

Located roughly six miles east by southeast of Temecula, California, the community of Radec ('Cedar' spelled backwards) is located along Highway 79. Having bought land in the area in 1883, early settler Samuel Tripp set up a post office there.[1] As of 1893–4, a local directory listed the area as growing honey, hay and stock, but also as having "no commercial interest of any kind." A total of 14 people, mainly farmers and beekeepers, plus a laborer and Tripp, are listed in the directory.[2] The County of Riverside owns the small, non-operating cemetery in Radec.[3]


  1. Lech, Steve (2004). Along the Old Roads: A History of the Portion of Southern California that became Riverside County: 1772–1893. Steve Lech. pp. 148–9. OCLC 56035822. 
  2. Bynon, A.A. (1893). History and Directory of Riverside County, 1893–4 (PDF). Riverside, California: Riverside Daily Press.  OCLC 26408357 and 26432388
  3. Hunneman, John (July 13, 2001). "Nothing backward about Radec". San Diego Union Tribune. 

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