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California Counties

The state of California is divided into fifty-eight counties. On January 4, 1850, the California constitutional committee recommended the formation of 18 counties. They were Benicia, Butte, Fremont, Los Angeles, Mariposa, Monterey, Mount Diablo, Oro, Redding, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sonoma, and Sutter. The last California county to have been established is Imperial County in 1907.

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Glenn County, California

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Glenn County is a county in the state of California. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 28,122. The county seat is Willows and is located in the California Central Valley. The county was created on March 5, 1891 from parts of Colusa County. Glenn county is named for Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, a California businessman and politician.

Etymology - Origin of Glenn County Name

The county was created out of the northern portion of Colusa County and was named for Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, who was the main wheat farmer in the state during his lifetime and a man of great standing in political and commercial life in California.

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Glenn County History

Glenn County was founded on March 5, 1891 from portions of Colusa County. The County seat, Willows, was created March 11, 1891. Glenn County was established out of the northern portion of Colusa County and was named for Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, who was the largest wheat farmer in the state during his lifetime. Dr. Glenn was a man of great standing in political and commercial life in California. Glenn County has a population of 26,950.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,327 square miles (3,437 km2), of which, 1,315 square miles (3,405 km2) of it is land and 12 square miles (32 km2) of it (0.93%) is water.

The area is relatively flat land along the banks of the Sacramento River.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Tehama County
  • East: Butte County
  • Southeast: Colusa County
  • Southwest: Lake County
  • West: Mendocino County

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