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Santa Rosa
Sonoma County, California

95401, 95403, 95404, 95405, 95407, 95409

Page Contents for Santa Rosa, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Santa Rosa is approximately 113,313 (1990), 167815 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 47,726 (1990), 63590 (2010).
The amount of land area in Santa Rosa is 87.286 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.62 sq kilometers.
The distance from Santa Rosa to Washington DC is 2591 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 70 miles. (as the crow flies)
Santa Rosa is positioned 38.44 degrees north of the equator and 122.70 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Santa Rosa elevation is 167 feet above sea level.


On Hwy 101, 60 miles north of San Francisco. It is near the beautiful Russian River and is the gateway to the Redwoods and Wine Country.
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moderate. Here is a weather page for the Santa Rosa area.
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History & History Related Items

Santa Rosa is a rich farming area. It is home to more than 100 wineries. The township was formed in 1853. Soon afterward, in 1854, Santa Rosa became the seat of Sonoma County. The incorporation came in 1868.

A page with information about the history of Santa Rosa - several links to choose from. The histories have information as well as good pictures.
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The settling of Santa Rosa


The founding of Santa Rosa


The incorporation of Santa Rosa



Luther Burbank - horticulturist
Jack London - writer
Charles Schultz - Peanuts Cartoon Creator
Mr. Schultz recently passed away soon after retiring from drawing his strip. He will be greatly missed by all! (2000)

See this page for some really nice pictures of the area.

A page about Santa Rosa with information and pictures.

Parks in the Santa Rosa area.

Luther Burbank Home and Garden

Things to see & do in Santa Rosa and the area.

Here is a page about the area

October, Santa Rosa hosts the Sonoma County Harvest Fair
The areas only ice-skating rink (developed by Charles Schultz-Peanuts creator)
Each May since 1894, the Rose Parade and Festival, which honors Luther Burbank, who lived in the area.
Thursday Night Market, in downtown Santa Rosa from June through September.">Sonoma County Fair
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
phone 707.545.4200
fax 707.573.9342
2000 Fair Dates: Tuesday, July 25 to Monday, Aug. 7

The Charles Schulz Museum and Research Center
One Snoopy Place
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 707-579-4452
Celebrating the life and art of this beloved cartoon artist.
See the website for the opening dates for this center.
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Santa Rosa City Government

A page for the government of Santa Rosa.

The form of government in Santa Rosa is that of a City Council and City Manager. The City Council chooses one of its members each year to become Mayor. The day-to-day leadership of the city lies with the City Manager, who is appointed by the City Council. The council members hold four year terms.

City of Santa Rosa
415 Steele Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-3125
Phone: 707-524-5233
email Santa Rosa -

Santa Rosa Historical Events

2000 Feb 12
Death of Charles Shultz, world famous cartoonist and creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip
born: 26 Nov 1922 in St. Paul, Minnesota
died: 12 Feb 2000 in Santa Rosa, California
Charles Shultz, age 77, died today after battling cancer. His last strip was to run on Sunday, 13 Feb. His contributions to the field were monumental, spanning a 50+ period. His "Peanuts" strip debuted on Oct.2, 1950, eventually running in over 2,400 newspapers. The Peanuts characters endeared themselves to people all over the world with their individual personalities to which everyone could associate themselves.

Among his achievements were the Reuben Award, comic art's highest honor. He received this award in 1955 and 1964. In 1978 he was named International Cartoonist of the Year. This award is voted on by other artists around the world. He began to draw as a young man. In 1943, he was drafted to serve in the US Army. Later he did art and cartoons for various companies, including the "Saturday Evening Post" magazine. His first strip was "Li'l Folks," in 1947. In 1950, the name was changed to Peanuts and the rest is history! Many of his characters were based on his own real-life experiences. He will be missed by one and all!!

Santa Rosa Chamber

The Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
637 First St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Tel: 707/545-1414
Fax: 707/545-6914

Santa Rosa Organizations

The Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
637 First St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Tel: 707/545-1414
Fax: 707/545-6914

Santa Rosa Libraries

Santa Rosa Central Library
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: 407-545-0831

Santa Rosa Schools

Ursuline High School in Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa City Schools page.

Education page for Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa School District
211 Ridgeway Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4386 Phone: 707-528-5388

Santa Rosa High School
1235 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4394
Phone: 707-528-5291

Santa Rosa Junior High School
500 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4373
Phone: 707-528-5281

Santa Rosa Community School
2934 McBride Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2789
Phone: 707-527-0828

Sonoma County Office of Education
5340 Skylane Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 524-2600


Empire College
3033 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Telephone: (707) 546-4000
Fax (707) 546-4058
School of Law, School of Business

Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395 General Information: (707) 527-4011 Toll free: 1-800-564-SRJC

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