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Visalia
Tulare County, California

ZipCodes
93277, 93291




Page Contents for Visalia, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Visalia is approximately 113,487 2006, 124442 2010.
The approximate number of families is 32,654 2000, 41349 2010.
The amount of land area in Visalia is 60.846 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Visalia is 28.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.012 sq kilometers.
The distance from Visalia to Washington DC is 2406 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 193 miles. (as the crow flies)
Visalia is positioned 36.32 degrees north of the equator and 119.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Visalia elevation is 331 feet above sea level.
Visalia per capita income is $ 18,422 2000.
Visalia median income is $ 45,023 2005.
The Visalia median home price is $ 234,900 2005.

Location

In the California Central valley off hwy 99 about 46 miles south of Fresno. Other nearby communities include Farmersville, Ivanhoe, Goshen, Tulare, Exeter, Cutler, London and Traver.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a good history page for Visalia.

This area was first known as Four Creeks when the settlers first came around 1852. There were large oak forests and a swampy area. It was in this area that John Wood built a cabin. The first county seat, Woodsville, was created on this spot. A little west of Woodsville, another community was also begun later in 1852. The early pioneers built a small fort to protect themselves from the local Indians, but they soon learned they really didn't need any protection. Nathaniel Vise first surveyed the settlement. He predicted great things for Visalia. In 1853, they began to happen as Visalia was named the new county seat that year and remains as such to this day. Visalia was named for the hometown of Nathaniel Vise, Visalia, Kentucky. The area grew rapidly as many miners passed through. Once they realized the gold was not there for the taking as they had presumed, many remembered the fertile land they had seen and returned to this area to live.
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Attractions

Visalia Rawhide Baseball
Minor League Professional Baseball

Visalia is known as the gateway to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The giant Sequooia trees grown as high as 311 feet. The summit of Mount Whitney may be seen towering up at 14,494 feet above sea level.

The End of the Trail
Visalia was home to the original "The End of the Trail" statue by James Earle Fraser from 1920 to 1968. [1] The city acquired it when they found that the famous statue was being discarded by San Francisco city officials after having no means to display it once the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition was over. Today the original statue is at the National Cowboy & Western Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. Before it was moved for good, a true-to-scale bronze replica was made and placed near the same spot in Mooney's Grove Park where the original had stood for 48 years.
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Visalia City Government

City of Visalia
707 W. Acequia
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: 559 713-4300
Fax: 559 713-4800

Visalia Chamber

Visalia Chamber of Commerce
220 N. Santa Fe Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: 559/734-5876
Toll-free: 877/VISALIA

Visalia Organizations

Visalia Chamber of Commerce
220 N. Santa Fe Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: 559/734-5876
Toll-free: 877/VISALIA

Visalia Schools

Visalia Unified School District
5000 W. Cypress Ave
Visalia, CA 93277
Phone: 559-730-7300



HIGHER EDUCATION


College of the Sequoias
915 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA. 93277
Phone: 559.730.3700 Visalia

Miscellany

The population of Visalia was:
1990 - 75,636
2000 - 98,775
2006 - 113,487
Median age:
2000 - 31.7 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 41,349
2005 - $ 45,023

Median house value:
2000 - $ 115,300
2005 - $ 234,900


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