FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

3101 Listings

Page: 1 of 7 Section: 1-5 of 31 Place Names: | Ab-Coi |
Page: 2 of 7 Section: 6-10 of 31 Place Names: | Ci-Ga |
Page: 3 of 7  Section: 11-15 of 31 Place Names: | Ga-La |
Page: 4 of 7  Section: 16-20 of 31  Place Names: | La-Ne |
Page: 5 of 7  Section: 21-25 of 31 Place Names: | Ne-Sc |
Page: 6 of 7  Section: 26-30 of 31 Place Names: | Sc-Wh |
Page: 7 of 7 Section: 31 of 31 Place Names: | Wh-Zu |
Population: 799,407     2000 census
Area: 3,816,450 Acres
County Seat: Millerton* 1856 - 1874 Fresno 1874 - present
Date: 1856 From Mariposa, Merced and Tulare Counties

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
344 Arroyo De Cantua  
488 Fresno City 1855-1875
584 Fort Miller
Inundated by Millerton Lake
1852
803 Site of First Junior College in California 1895
873 Site of  the Fresno Bee Speech Fight of the Industrial Workers of the World October, 1910 to March, 1911
916 Forestiere Underground Gardens  
934 Temporary Detention Camps For Japanese Americans - Fresno Assembly Center and Pinedale Assembly Center 1942

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
  4,605 6,336 9,478

 

Territorial History

1856 Created from Mariposa, Merced and Tulare  Counties
  Territory from Mariposa to Fresno (1856)
Territory from Merced to Fresno (1856)
Territory from Tulare to Fresno (1856)
Territory from Fresno to Tulare (1874)
Territory from Tulare to Fresno (1876)
Territory from  Fresno to Mono (1861)
Territory from  Fresno to Kings (1909)
Territory from  Fresno to Madera (1893)
Territory from  Fresno to Mariposa (1870)
Territory from  Mariposa to Fresno (1872)
Territory from  Calaveras to Fresno (1856) 
Territory from  Fresno to San Benito (1887)

 

*Millerton now inundated by Millerton Lake.
Named after Fresno Creek. Fresno in Spanish means "ash tree" and it was because of the abundance of mountain ash or ash trees in the county that it received its name. 

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