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The Cities and communities of Shasta County, California

Anderson

Bella Vista, Big Bend, Burney

Castella, Centerville, Cottonwood, Crag View

Fall River Mills, French Gulch

Happy Valley

Igo

Keswick

Lakehead

Manton, McArthur, Millville, Montgomery Creek, Mountain Gate

Oak Run, Old Station, Ono

Palo Cedro, Pittville, Platina

Redding, Round Mountain

Shasta, Shasta Lake, Shingletown, South Redding

Verde Vale, Viola

Whitmore

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Information & Facts about Shasta County, California

Government

Shasta County official site

Shasta County is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors. The county seat is Redding.

Population:

2000 - 165,000

Other Facts & Figures:

Did you know:
Shasta County has over 1,193 miles of maintained County roads
Shasta County has a growth rate of approximately 1% per year
Median Family Income:
1990 - $25,670
1996: $34,800

Median Home Price: $108,850

Shasta County's economy is based on agriculture, tourism, timber, medical services, and retail businesses

Location:

Shasta County is located in north-central California. Surrounding counties include: Siskiyou to the north, Trinity County to the west, Tehama County to the south with a short border with Plumas County in the southeast. On the eastern boundary is Lassen County. A small portion of the northeastern corner is shared with Modoc County.

Try this map page for Shasta County

Climate:

In the Redding area of the county, the climate is Mediterranean with cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers.

Average Rainfall: 33 inches, usually between November and March

Average summer highs: 90+
Average winter highs: low 50's

History:

Here is a history page for the Cottonwood Area and Shasta County. Also, try this history page for the county.

Shasta County was created on February 18, 1850 as a General Law county. It is one of California's original 27 counties.

Geography:

Size: 3,850 square miles

Genealogy:

The Shasta Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 994652
Redding, CA 96099

Shasta County RootsWeb
CousinConnect for Shasta County
GenWeb page for Shasta County

Libraries:

Shasta County Library
1855 Shasta St.
Redding, CA  96001
Phone: (530) 225-5769

Schools:

School information page

Shasta County office of Education:

Shasta Community College
11555 Old Oregon Trail
P. O. Box 496006
Redding, CA  96049
Phone: 530.225.4600

Simpson College
in Redding
A 4 year, fully accredited private liberal arts school, offering Bachelor, Degree Completion and some Graduate degrees

Organizations & Groups:

Anderson Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1144
2375 North St.
Anderson, CA 96007
Phone: 530-365-8095
Phone: 530-365-4561

Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce
747 Auditorium Dr.
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 225-4433

Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau
777 Auditorium Drive
Redding, CA 96001
Toll-free: 1-800-874-7562
Phone: (530) 225-4100
Fax: (530) 225-4354

Shasta County Economic Development Corporation
410 Hemsted Drive, Suite 220
Redding, CA  96002
Phone: (530) 224-4920
Toll-free: (800) 207-4278
Fax: (530) 224-4921 

Attractions & Other Information:

Shasta County Sports Hall of Fame

Shasta Dam
Phone: 530-275-4463, or 275-1554
This is the second largest and highest concrete structure in the United States.
It is 602 feet high and 3,460 feet long
You can the "Three Sisters" from this site. The Three Sisters are Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake and Mt. Shasta.

Shasta Lake
Phone: 800-280-CAMP (Forest Service Concessionaire)
12 miles north of Redding on I-5
Maximum depth: 517 feet
This is the largest manmade lake in the state with 365+ miles of shoreline. The average water temperature is 77 degrees!
Houseboats are a very popular vacation on the lake. All types of outdoor activities are available in and around the lake. Fishing is great with bluegill, crappie, bass, catfish and more.

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This page was created on 23 May 2003