Heber, an unincorporated community of approximately nine square-mile area located 224 miles southeast of Los Angeles, 675 miles southeast of San Francisco, 117 miles east of San Diego, 240 miles west of Phoenix, and 6 miles north of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.
A Bit of Heber History
The community of Heber had its origins with the construction of the Imperial Valley branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad during the early 1900’s. The Imperial Land Company, working under the direction of the California Development Company, elected to honor company President A.H. Heber by naming the community after him in 1903. The anticipated construction of the San Diego Yuma railroad, which was expected to pass through Heber, spurred local development for the next five years.