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Mendocino County

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The Cities and communities of Mendocino County, California *


Albion, Anchor Bay

Boonville, Branscomb

Calpella, Caspar, Cleone, Comptche, Covelo, Cummings

Dos Rios

Elk

Fort Bragg

Gualala

Hopland

Inglenook

Laytonville, Leggett, Littleriver, Longvale

Manchester, Mendocino

Navarro, Noyo

Philo, Piercy, Point Arena, Point Arena, Potter Valley

Redwood Valley

Talmage

Ukiah

Westport, Willits

Yorkville

*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Mendocino County, California

Government

Mendocino County website

County Seat: Ukiah

Mendocino Council of Governments
Email: mcog@mendocinocog.org
Two county supervisors, a county elected official, and one council member from each of the four incorporated cities make up Board membership. A representative of Caltrans serves on the Policy Advisory Committee with the seven directors.

Mendocino Transit Authority     

Population:

1990 - 80,345
2000 - 84,085

Other Facts & Figures:

Latitude: 39.42
Longitude: 123.42

Location:

Mendocino County is located in Northwestern California. Surrounding counties include Sonoma County on the south and Lake, Glenn and Tehama counties on the eastern border. On the north there are borders with Trinity and Humboldt Counties. The western boundary runs along the Pacific Ocean.

Location map
How to get here?

Climate:

Climates range from the steady cool coast to seasonal fluctuations in the inland valleys, where temperatures range between the 90s and the 30s. Nature's diversity and grandeur are embellished by the warm welcome, personal attention and individual stories of Mendocino's innkeepers, winemakers, restauranteurs, artists and shopkeepers.

History:

Here is a History page for Mendocino County.

The county was named for Cape Mendocino which is north of the county area. The name was chosen by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, a Spanish explorer during the 1500's. He was sailing along the Pacific Coastline when he discovered the cape. The namesake was Don Antonio de Mendoze who was the first Viceroy of New Spain and also patron of the voyage. When California was created in 1850, Mendocino County was designated as one of the original 27 counties in the state. The first administration was combined with Sonoma County because of the small population in Mendocino County. In 1859, a county office was opened in Ukiah and self-government began. The new courthouse was completed on 24 January 1860.

Geography:

Regions of the County and what you will find in each one

Genealogy:

Mendocino County GenWeb Project page

Libraries:

Mendocino County Library
105 North Main Street
Ukiah, CA
General information: 707-463-4491
Adult Literacy: 707-463-4155

Mendocino County Law Library
Mendocino County Courthouse
100 N. State Street, Room 307
Ukiah, California 95482
Phone: 707-463-4201
Email: lawlib@pacific.net

Schools:

Mendocino Community College

Mendocino County Office of Education
River Center
4420 Eastside River Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: 707-467-5000
Fax: 707-462-0379
Coast Center
300A Dana Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone: 707-964-9000
Fax: 707-964-6219

Organizations & Groups:

Mendocino County Historical Society
603 W. Perkins St.
Ukiah, CA   95482

The Redwood Empire
The North Coast Visitor's Bureau
Email: info@redwoodempire.com
Serving nine coastal California Counties
Josephine, Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, Sonoma, Marin and San Francisco

Mendocino County's official Visitor's Website
Mendocino County Alliance
525 S. Main Street, Suite E
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 462-7417
Fax: (707) 468-9887
Toll-free: (866) goMendo
Email: info@goMendo.com

Attractions & Other Information:

Mendocino County Museum
400 East Commercial Street
Willits CA 95490
Phone: (707) 459-2736
Email: museum@co.mendocino.ca.us
Free Admission

What is it like in Mendocino County? Try this Photo Gallery and find out. Here are more photos from around the county

Just a few of the special attractions in Mendocino County are the Skunk Train, Giant Redwoods, Mendocino Music Festival, Whale Fests, Solar Energy Fest, Willits Frontier Days, the World's largest Salmon Barbecue, Wine & Mushroom Fest, Crab & Wine Days, Christmas Candlelight tours and much, much more

Did you know?…
The world's tallest redwood tree is in Montgomery Woods State Park. It is 367.5 feet tall!
The entire village of Mendocino is one of only two towns in the state listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The regulations for remodeling and building are quite strict to maintain the integrity of the architecture.

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