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The Cities and communities of Kings County, California *



Armona, Avenal

Corcoran

Gepford, Grangeville, Guernsey


Halls Corner, Hanford (County Seat), Hardwick Island District, Helm Corner, Home Garden

Kettleman City

Lemoore, Lemoore Station, Lucerne

Murray

Pitco

Remnoy, Rossi

Santa Rosa Rancheria, Shirley, Stratford

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, neighborhoods, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Kings County, California


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Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Government

County of Kings
1400 West Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: (559) 582-3211

 

The county is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. Supervisors are elected by districts for four-year terms. There are no term limits in effect.
The Board of Supervisors appoints a County Administrative Officer.

Government Information website

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Population:

Persons:

1990 - 101,469
1991 - 101,799
1992 - 104,353
1993 - 106,510
1994 - 107,992
1995 - 110,142
1996 - 112,067
1997 - 113,342
1998 - 114,440
1999 - 118,866

2000 - 129,461
2001 - 131,300
2002 - 133,600
2003 - 136,100
2004 - 141,400
2005 - 147,729
2006 - 149,758

Housing Units:
2000 - 36,563

Population Density:
2000 - 103 persons per square mile

Median age:
1990 - 27.1 years

2000 - 28.4 years

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Location:

Kings County is located about midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in the central valley of California

Neighboring counties:
North - Fresno County
Northwest - Fresno County
East - Tulare County
South - Kern County and a small portion of San Luis Obispo County
West - Monterey County

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Climate:

Average Temperature: 57 degrees F.
Average High Temperature: 63 degrees F.
Average Low Temperature: 51 degrees F.

Average length of growing season: 257 days

Average date of first fall frost: November 18
Average date of last spring frost: March 3
Average sunny and clear days: 196 days
Average partly cloudy days: 74 days
Average cloudy days: 95 days

Annual rainfall: 9.51 inches
Annual snowfall: 0.00 inches

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 - $35,749
2005 - $41,095

Per capita income:
2000 - $15,848
2002 - $18,581

Median house value:
2005 - $188,800

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History:

Kings County was formed in 1893 from the western part of Tulare County. In 1909 a triangular area of 118 square miles was taken from Fresno County and added to Kings County. The county was named for the Kings River, which was discovered in 1806 by an expedition led by Spanish Army Lieutenant Gabriel Moraga and named Rio de los Santos Reyes (River of the Holy Kings).

Before any towns existed within Kings County, a handful of pioneers called it home. The Landmark tree, a huge sycamore located on Lacey Boulevard near Avenue 18-3/4, stood as a beacon to guide early settlers over the otherwise barren valley floor. Cattlemen and gold miners initially settled along the Kings river; and farmers, storekeepers and oilmen later followed. In 1877, the tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad brought additional growth and new arrivals from around the world. In 1893, local voters approved the formation of a new county when a portion of Northern Tulare county was divided to form Kings County. Today, Kings County combines its relation with it's colorful past history with a optimistic and enthusiastic vision for it's future.

The Birth of Kings County by Martha Bentley

National Registry of Historic Places for Kings County

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Geography:

Land area: 1,391 square miles
Water area: 0.5 square miles

County Elevation: 175 feet above sea level at Tulare Lake to 3500 feet above sea level at the Kings County/Monterey County Boundary.

The Geography of Kings County

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Genealogy:

Kings County GenWeb Project page
Linkpendium Genealogy site for Kings County
Genealogy Trails page for Kings County
The Political Graveyard for Kings County
Kindred Trails page for Kings County

Cemeteries of Kings County

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Libraries:

Kings County Library
Main Hanford Branch Library
401 N. Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230

Kings County Public Libraries

 

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Schools:

Kings County Office of Education

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Economy:

Kings County Economic Development Corporation
120 North Irwin St.
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: 559-585-3576

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Organizations & Groups

Kings County Association of Governments
1400 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, Ca 93230
Phone: 559-582-3211, Ext. 2670

Corcoran Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 459
Corcoran, CA 93212
Phone: 559-992-4514

Lemoore Chamber of Commerce
300 E Street
Lemoore, CA 93245
Phone: 559-924-6401

Hanford Chamber of Commerce
200 Santa Fe, Suite D
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: 559-582-0483

Hanford Conference and Visitors Bureau
200 Santa Fe - Suite D
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: 559-582-5024

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Attractions & Other Information

Lemoore Naval Air Station

Sarah A Mooney Memorial Museum
542 West D Street
P.O. Box 413
Lemoore, CA 93245

The Kings Fair
The County Fair is usually held during July. Other events occur often during the year. See the website for more information

Historical Sites in Hanford and the area

The Museum of China Alley
Carnegie Museum

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