NWP, elegantly nicknamed the Redwood Empire Route and whimsically nicknamed
Nowhere in Particular, ran from Marin County in the south to Humboldt Count
in the north.
5 July 2007
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Mendocino County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. Due to an initially low population, it did not have a separate government until 1859 and was under the administration of Sonoma County prior to that.
Mendocino County derives its name from Cape Mendocino, which was probably named in honor of either Antonio de Mendoza, Viceroy of New Spain from 1535–1542 (who sent the Juan Cabrillo Expedition to this coast in 1542), or Lorenzo Suárez de Mendoza, Viceroy from 1580 to 1583. Mendocino is the adjectival form of the family name of Mendoza.
Mendocino County is noted for its distinctive Pacific Ocean coastline, redwood forests, wine production, microbreweries, and liberal views about the use of cannabis and support for its legalization. It is estimated that roughly one-third of the economy is based on the cultivation of marijuana.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 87,841. The county seat is Ukiah.
Adapted from Wikipedia.
Sequenced By City and Address
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|Round Valley||1854||Highway 162 Inspiration Point At Milepost 23.7||Five Miles South of Covelo||California||674|
|Fort Bragg||343 North Main Street||Fort Bragg||California||615|
|Temple of Kwan Tai||45160 Albion Street||Mendocino||California||927|
|Mendocino Presbyterian Church||44831 Main Street||Mendocino||California||714|
|Point Arena Light Station||Lighthouse Road||Point Arena||California||1035|
|Frog Woman Rock||Highway 101||South of Hopland||California||549|
|Sun House||1911||431 South Main Street||Ukiah||California||926|
|Ukiah Vichy Springs Resort||2701 Vichy Springs Road||Ukiah||California||980|