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Welcome To Tulare County, California

Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards!


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Tulare County is in south central CA, largely in the San Joaquin Valley.


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My name is Ina Agan and I am your coordinator of this site and I am here to welcome you to the Tulare County page. This page will always be in a constant state of construction. Please visit often, as I have some great plans for this site.

Tulare County was formed from parts of Mariposa County in 1852. Parts of the county's territory were given to Fresno County in 1856, to Kern County in 1866, to Inyo County in 1866 and Kings County in 1893.

Comandante Pedro Fages, while hunting for deserters in 1772, 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.

The infectious disease Tularemia caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis is named after Tulare County.

If you would like to contribute any information that you think would be of interest to this page, please contact Ina Agan.



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The Tulare County Court House (built in 1876) as is appeared in the 1890's. Visalia has been the county seat since 1853.

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End of Trail Statue in Visalia