About San Jacinto

SAN h-SIN-toh, y-SIN-toh; Spanish: [san xasinto];Spanish for “St. Hyacinth”) is a city in Riverside County, California. It is located near the northern end of the San Jacinto Valley, between Hemet and Beaumont, California. The San Jacinto Mountains are related with the valley. According to the 2010 census, the population was 44,199. The community was created in 1870 and incorporated on April 20, 1888, making it one of Riverside County’s oldest cities.

Mt. San Jacinto Institution, a community college founded in 1965, is located in the city. San Jacinto will also be the eastern terminus of the Mid County Parkway, which will eventually connect it to the city of Perris. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the city was home to many dairies and an agricultural center.

The Soboba Casino, which is owned and run by the Soboba Band of Luiseo Indians, is also located in San Jacinto. In terms of community affairs, the Sobobas are sovereign and self-sufficient. The Noli Academy is an Indian tribal school run by them.

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