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Sonoma County, California


"Everybody's Hometown in the Wine Country."

Page Contents for Sebastopol, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Sebastopol is approximately 7,900 (2001), 7379 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,942 (1990), 3276 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sebastopol is 4.71 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sebastopol to Washington DC is 2598 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 78 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sebastopol is positioned 38.39 degrees north of the equator and 122.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sebastopol elevation is 65 to 250 feet above sea level.
The Sebastopol city flower is the Shasta Daisy.
The city tree is the Gravenstein Apple.
Sebastopol average annual rainfall is 36 inches per year


70 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, in western Sonoma County. Nearby areas include: Bodega, Freestone, Occidental, Duncans Mills, Guerneville, and Graton; It is just seven miles to Santa Rosa.
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moderate. There are prevailing winds of about 10 mph. There is no snowfall, but a few days each year occur when frost is possible during the winter.
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History & History Related Items

Native Americans were the first people of this area, specifically those ofthe Miwok and Pomo groups. Sebastopol was named for the Russian seaport of Sevastopol in the 1850's. At one time, there were four other Sebastopol's in California; one in Napa County, renamed Yountville, one each in Tulare, Sacramento, and Nevada counties. Later, it became well-known as a pioneer town for canned applesauce, due to the abundance of Gravenstein apples here. In 1885, renowned horticulturist, Luther Burbank, opened an experimental nursery here known as Gold Ridge Farm. Part of the farm is still open to visitors. Sebastopol was incorporated as a city on 13 June 1902.

Here is a history page for Sebastopol.

2002 is the 100th year birthday for Sebastopol!
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The Gravenstein Apple Capital of the World

The Apple Blossom Festival
This festival has been held for over 50 years and brings thousands of flower lovers to the area for blossom tours and related festivities.

Take a Virtual Visit to Sonoma County

The Sebastopol Celtic Festival
7350 Fircrest Ave.
Sebastopol, Ca. 95472

The Russian River, Wineries, Redwoods, Sonoma Coast State Beach and much, much more!

Attractions in the Sonoma County area.

West County Museum
261 S Main St
Sebastopol, CA 95472-4260
Phone: 707-829-6711

Sebastopol sister cities are Chihinn, Ukraine and Yamauchi-Machi, Janpan
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Sebastopol City Government

"City of Sebastopol website.

Sebastopol City Manager
7120 Bodega Ave
Sebastopol CA 95472-3700
Phone: 707-823-1153

Sebastopol has a manager/council form of government. There are five Council members who are elected at-large

Sebastopol Chamber

Sebastopol Area Chamber of Commerce
265 South Main Street
P.O. Box 178
Sebastopol, CA 95473
Phone: (707) 823-3032
Fax: (707) 823-8439
Events: (707) 824-0501
Toll-free: (877) 828-4748
Or send email to

Sebastopol Community Events

The Kate Wolf Memorial Festival
in memory of the life and music of Kate Wolf

annual Gravenstein Apple Fair
for more information, please call 707-571-8288
Fax: 707-571-7719
Sponsored by Farm Trails

Community Events in the area.

Sebastopol Organizations

Sebastopol Area Chamber of Commerce
265 South Main Street
P.O. Box 178
Sebastopol, CA 95473
Phone: (707) 823-3032
Fax: (707) 823-8439
Events: (707) 824-0501
Toll-free: (877) 828-4748
Or send email to

Sebastopol Libraries

Sebastopol Regional Library
7140 Bodega Ave
Sebastopol CA 95472-3700
Phone: 707-823-7691

Sebastopol Schools

Sebastopol Union School District
7905 Valentine Ave
Sebastopol CA 95472-3214
Phone:: 707-829-4570

Twin Hills Union School District
700 Watertrough Rd
Sebastopol CA 95472-3917
Phone: 707-823-6278

Gravenstein Union School District
3840 Twig Avenue
Sebastopol, California
Phone: 707-823-7008
Fax: 707-823-2108

Hillcrest Middle School
725 Bloomfield Road
Sebastopol, California
Phone: 707-823-7653
Hillcrest Middle is a highly-rated California Distinguished School near Sebastopol, California.
Hillcrest is part of the Gravenstein Unified School District

Gravenstein Elementary School
3840 Twig Avenue
Sebastopol, California
Phone: 707-823-5361
Gravenstein Elementary School is a California Distinguished School with the highest API rating of all Sebastopol-area elementary schools (2002-2003)
Gravenstein Elementary School is part of the Gravenstein Unified School District. Sebastopol


The population of Sebastopol was:
1990 - 7,004
2000 - 7,750 2001 - 7,900

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