|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
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.
Tulare County - Today
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