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Mount Shasta
Siskiyou County, California


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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Mount Shasta is approximately 3,690 (2000), 3394 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,663 (1990), 1664 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mount Shasta is 9.685 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mount Shasta is 3.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mount Shasta to Washington DC is 2492 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 199 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mount Shasta is positioned 41.32 degrees north of the equator and 122.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Mount Shasta elevation is 3,500 feet above sea level.
Mount Shasta average annual precipitation is 36 inches peryear.
Mount Shasta average annual snowfall is 96 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 32 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 85 degrees F.


sixty miles north of Redding in northern California. Here is a map page for Mount Shasta.
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seasonal. Most of the precipitation comes between October and May. Here is a weather page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Mt. Shasta.

When first applying for a name, the post office nixed the name of Straberry Valley because they said there were plenty of requests for that name. The people chose Berryvale as their town name. The old post office still stands near the fish hatchery. Later, the railroad built in the valley and wanted a town along the rails. They purchased land from Justin H. Sisson and named the new town Sisson. Berryvale moved to the new site near the railroad. The town was known as Sisson until after World War I when it was re-named Mount Shasta City. While most of the towns in the general area were "company towns," Sisson was not and remained freely owned. Many of the lumberjacks and miners from surrounding areas came to Sisson for fun because of the great restrictions on activities in the other company-owned towns. Sisson, using the abundant wood in the area, built nearly all its buildings of this material. Because of this, the town burned down regularly, but was always re-built. Because of the frequent fires, few relics and artifacts of early days remain. No buildings of the early years exist in their original form.
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Mount Shasta (14,162 Ft.) in Northern California rises high above the valley floor. Although it is not the tallest peak in the continental United States, it is the most dramatic! Check out our website for pictures and more information.

Check out this great picture of Mt. Shasta by Mikel M. Louder

Things to see and do in the Mount Shasta area
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Mount Shasta City Government

City of Mount Shasta

Mt. Shasta City Hall
305 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
Mt. Shasta Ca 96067

Mount Shasta Chamber

Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
300 Pine St.
Mount Shasta, California 96067
Phone: 530-926-4865
Toll-free: 800-397-1519
Fax: 530-926-0976

Mount Shasta Organizations

Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
300 Pine St.
Mount Shasta, California 96067
Phone: 530-926-4865
Toll-free: 800-397-1519
Fax: 530-926-0976

Mount Shasta Libraries

Mt. Shasta Library
515 E. Alma St.
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
Phone: (530) 926-2031

Mount Shasta Schools

Mt. Shasta Union School District
601 E. Alma St.
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
Phone: (530) 926-6007

Siskiyou Union High School District
624 Everitt Memorial Hwy.
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
Phone: (530) 926-3006

Here is an education page for Mt. Shasta. Mount Shasta


The population of Mount Shasta was:
1990 - 3,460
1997 - 3,470
2000 - 3,690

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