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"Kiwi Capital of the U.S.A."

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The population of Gridley is approximately 5,100 (2000), 6584 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,810 (1990), 2183 (2010).

The amount of land area in Gridley is 3.616 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gridley is 1.28 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gridley to Washington DC is 2534 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 60 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gridley is positioned 39.36 degrees north of the equator and 121.69 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Gridley elevation is 96 feet above sea level.
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Gridley location: along state route 99 in the Sacramento valley next to the "world's smallest mountain range, the Sutter Buttes. Gridley is about 60 miles north of Sacramento. Nearby communities are: Biggs, Richvale, Palermo and Oroville.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Gridley is mild. There is little frost in the winter and the summers are dry with low humidity. The highest temperature on record is 120 degrees and the lowest 18 degrees.
Gridley average annual rainfall is 22 inches per year
The average low temperature is (January) 35 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (July) 95 degrees F.
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Gridley history:

Gridley was named for its founder, George W. Gridley. He came to the area from Illinois, but had been born in New York. In 1850, he was driving sheep and cattle to California, but arrived without the animals in this area. He tried to bring some sheep back to California from Illinois once again and was successful this time. This was beginning of his sheep ranching business. He died in 1881 after successfully raising a family and building a prosperous business. The railroad came into the area in 1870. Once the railroad arrived, the town began to prosper. The first home and business was built in 1874 by L.C. Stone. More businesses followed, including Wells Fargo & Co. Fires, in 1884 and 1891 destroyed much of the business area, but all was re-built by 1900.

Here is a history page for Gridley.
The founding of Gridley: 1870
The incorporation date of Gridley: 1905

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Gridley attractions:

Gridley's sister city is Te Puke, New Zealand, which is known as the Kiwi Capital of the World!

Some of the crops grown in the area are: rice, peaches, walnuts, almonds, prunes and kiwis.

Country Harvest Celebration
Gridley, CA
In October each year
Info (530) 846-3142

Butte County Fair
August 26-30, 1999
Held each year at this same general time
Information: (530) 846-3626

Sutter Buttes, the world's smallest mountain range. The range is actually circular with a diameter of 10 miles and covers an area of about 75 square miles. The mountains are the remnants of a volcano that has been dormant for over a million years. South Butte, the highest peak is 2,117 feet above sea level. North Butte is 1,863 feet and West Butte is 1,685 feet above sea level.

Gridley & Live Oak Now - website about the local area. Historical and Wildlife Museum
corner of Kentucky and Hazel Streets
Gridley, CA
PHone: 530-846-3152
Learn about life in long ago Gridley. Many photographs of old-time residents are available as well as old school desks and military uniforms.

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Gridley economy: Most employment in Gridley is centered around agriculture in some way. Many growers and canners are located in the area.

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