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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.
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 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.
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
Bordering counties are as follows: