TULARE COUNTY

                      

While hunting for deserters in 1772, Commandante Fages discovered a great lake surrounded by marshes and filled with rushes which he named Los Tules (the tules). It is from this lake that the county derives its name. The root of the name Tulare is found in the Mexican word tullin, designating cattail or similar reeds.

In 1852 Tulare County was created from part of Mariposa County.

In 1856 Fresno County was created from parts of Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare Counties.

In 1866 Inyo County was created from parts of Mono and Tulare Counties.

In 1866 Kern County was created from parts of Los Angeles and Tulare Counties.

In 1893 Kings County was created from part of Tulare County.

  

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