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The Cities and communities of Tulare County, California *

Allensworth, Alpaugh
California Hot Springs, Camp Nelson, Cotton Center, Cutler
Dinuba, Ducor
Earlimart, Exeter
Lemoncove, Lindsay, London
Milo, Mineral King
Pixley, Plainview, Poplar, Porterville
Springville, Strathmore, Sultana
Terra Bella, Three Rivers, Tipton, Traver, Tulare
Visalia (County Seat)
White River, Woodlake, Woodville

*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Tulare County, California


Tulare County official Website

Visalia is the County Seat

County Administrative Office (CAO)
Administration Building
2800 West Burrel Avenue
Visalia, California 93291


1970 – 188,322
1980 – 245,738
1990 – 319,621
2000 – 360,352

Other Facts & Figures:

Size: 4,863 square miles

Entry level homes may be purchased in the $79,000 - $90,000 price range


Centrally located within the State of California in the San Joaquin Valley.  Also included is the mountainous eastern area with Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park.  Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental US is located within the county.


Average annual temperature: 49.6 to 76.6
Climate: Mediterranean
Rain falls mainly between October and April with very rare snowfall in the valley.  Over 200 inches may fall in a year in the Sierras.

In the Tulare area average rainfall is 10.5 inches per year.  In the same area the average temperature is 62.9


Tulare County was created in 1852 when Siskiyou and Sierra Counties were also created.  Tulare County was massive ranging from Mariposa County on the north to Los Angeles County on the South.  On the west it went from the summit of the Coast Range Mountains to the Sierra Nevadas on the east.  Most of the eastern county is made up of mountains.  In 1856, Fresno County was carved out of Tulare, Mariposa and Merced counties.  Once again, in 1861, a portion of the eastern county was taken and parceled out, along with parts of Fresno, Mariposa and Calaveras Counties, to form Mono County.  Kern County, which was begun as Buena Vista County in 1855, was officially named in 1866.  In 1864, Coso County was created from all the parts of Tulare County east of the Sierras, along with a portion of Mono County.  The name was changed to Inyo County in 1866.  In 1872, boundaries were changed once again in the south.  The county line of Fresno-Tulare was changed again in 1874, moving to township and section lines.  Before, it had been following ridges.  In 1893, Kings County was made from Tulare’s western side.  Even with all the carving out and re-alignment, Tulare County continues to be enormous.  If the state of Connecticut was cut out and placed in Tulare County, it would have a little bit of room left over!


Mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada range rise to more than 14,000 feet in the Eastern half of the county


The county is among the top producers of agricultural products in the country.  The western portions of the county have very fertile soil and the land is used extensively for farming.  Packing and shipping firms abound here due to the agricultural emphasis in the economy.  While agriculture remains the top economic factor in the western portion of the county, the eastern portion relies more heavily on recreation and tourism for its economy.  This is the area of mostly public lands with the National parks, National Forest and several large wilderness areas.


Cemeteries of Tulare County
 Genealogy Queries of Tulare County
Tulare County US GenWeb page


Tulare County Library
200 West Oak Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: 559-733-6954
Fax: 559-737-4586
Reference Fax: 559-730-2524


Tulare County office of Education
2637 West Burrel
P.O. Box 5091
Visalia, CA 93278-5091
phone: (559) 733-6300
fax: (559) 737-4378
TTY (hearing impaired): (559) 733-6307

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

Porterville College
100 East College Avenue
Porterville, California 93257
Phone: (559) 791-2200

San Joaquin Valley College
8400 W. Mineral King
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: (559) 651-2500

Organizations & Groups:

Visalia Chamber of Commerce
720 W. Mineral King
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: 559-734-5876
Fax: 559-734-7479

Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau
301 E. Acequia St.
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: 559-738- 3435
Toll-free: 800-524-0303
fax: 559-730-7024

Attractions & Other Information:

Visalia Oaks, Single A baseball team, Visalia
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