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The Cities and communities of Napa County, California *

American Canyon, Angwin

Berryessa Pines

Calistoga, Capell Valley

Lake Berryessa

Moskowite Corners

Napa

Oakville

Pope Valley

Rutherford

Spanish Flat, St. Helena

Yountville

*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Napa County, California

Government

Napa County website

County Administration Building
1195 Third Street
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 253-4421
Fax: (707) 253-4176

The County seat is Napa

Population:

The population of Napa County was:
1900 – 16,451
1910 – 19,800
1920 – 20,678
1930 – 22,897
1940 – 28,503
1950 – 46,603
1960 – 65,890
1970 – 79,140
1980 – 99,199
1990 – 110,765
1998 – 123,340
2000 – 124,279
2002 – 126,600

Other Facts & Figures:

Elevation: 33 feet above sea level.  Some areas, such as in the Lake Berryessa area are several hundred feet above sea level.

Location:

Napa County is in the heart of the Napa Valley 63 miles southwest of Sacramento and 47 miles northeast of San Francisco
Here is a map page for the area with several different types of maps available online.

Climate:

The climate here is mild.  The average yearly temperature is 70 degrees, with winter ranges from 40 to 60 degrees.  The summer ranges between 50 and 80 degrees.  In a year, the average rainfall is 23.88 inches.  The rain falls mainly from November to March.  There is normally no snowfall here.  There is also no smog!

Here is a weather page for the Napa Valley

History:

The first residents of the Napa Valley were the Wappo Indians.  Other settlers began to arrive around 1830 to farm in the fertile areas near the Napa River.  Napa was among the original 27 counties in California when it became a state in 1850 with Napa City as the original county seat.  The wine grape industry didn’t really begin until after the gold and silver mines ran out around 1870.  At this time, the first wine grapes were planted to begin what would form the basis of a world-class wine growing region in the Napa valley.  It also set the stage for the area to become a popular tourist destination.

Here is a history page for the Napa Valley

Geography:

The Napa Valley is between Mount St. Helena on the east and the Mayacamas Mountains to the west.

Lake Berryessa was created in 1957.  The lake is used for fishing and watersports.  Many other resort activities are along the west side of the lake.  The east site is undeveloped. 

Genealogy:

Order vital records from Napa County

Libraries:

Napa City/County Library
580 Coombs Street
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 253-4242

Schools:

Napa Valley Unified School District
2425 Jefferson Street
Napa, California 94558
Phone: 707-253-3715
The district serves 87 per cent of the public school population in Napa County.  The boundaries include American Canyon to the south, Yountville to the north, Lake Berryessa to the east, and Carneros to the west. 

Napa County Office of Education
2121 Imola Avenue
Napa, California 94559
Phone: 707-253-6810

Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, California 94558
Phone: 707-253-3000
Toll-free: 800-826-1077

Organizations & Groups:

Napa Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
1310 Napa Town Center
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 707-226-7459
Fax: 707-255-2066

Napa Chamber of Commerce
1556 First Street
Napa, California 94559
Phone: 707.226.7455
F ax: 707.226.1171


The North Coast Visitor’s Bureau
Northern California Adventures
Serving nine coastal California Counties
Josephine, Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, Sonoma, Marin and San Francisco

Attractions & Other Information:

Wine Country Film Festival
Box 303
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
707-996-2536

Weddings in Napa County

Napa Valley Mustard Festival
Multiple events and activities during January, February and March of each year since 1964 during
which time the fields and hills are filled with wild mustard in bloom

Napa Valley Marathon
The course runs the length of the Napa Valley. It begins in Calistoga, famous for its geysers, and winds south along the historic Silverado Trail to finish at Vintage High School in Napa

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This page was created on 15 April 2003