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     When the Central Pacific Railroad reached Fresno County in 1872 it established the little town of Fresno on the broad treeless, empty plain. Soon farms began to spring up nearby raising mostly grain, hay and livestock. In 1873 Francis T. Eisen planted numerous varieties of grapes a few miles east of the new town planning a winery. They flourished but the summer of 1877 was extremely hot and his muscats dried on the vine. To salvage them he picked, packed and shipped them to San Francisco as raisins. They were marketed as Peruvian imports but the truth soon leaked out that they were from Fresno. 
     The next year four San Francisco school teachers led by Miss Minne Austin, who had planted a small vineyard a few miles south of town, marketed 30 twenty pound boxes of raisins. These two marketings of Fresno raisins met with such buyer enthusiasm that soon more and more larger plantings were made until over the years Eastern Fresno County became primarily devoted to raisin growing. 
     Today more than 325,000 tons of raisins, the great majority Thompson Seedless, are raised annually making Fresno County the Raisin Capital of the nation. The annual value of the crop together with returns from other agricultural production within the county makes Fresno County the Leading Agricultural County in the nation.

Fresno County is...

  • Located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley and covers an area of 6000 square miles.
  • A rapidly growing metropolitan area of 710,000 with a $43 billion economy.
  • Adjacent to scenic beauty.
  • Easily accessible to the California coast.
  • First in agricultural productivity.
  • A major scientific and health corridor.
  • Strong in business and education.
  • Rich and varied in its cultural heritage.
  • Lower in housing costs than other major California population centers.


Fresno County, once a dry desert, was discovered during a search for suitable mission sites. In 1846, this area became the property of the United States as a result of the Mexican War. After gold was discovered in California, miners flocked to the foothill areas of the San Joaquin River.

In 1856, Fresno County was created. The first county seat was the foothill community of Millerton.

In 1872, with the development of a railroad line through the valley, the town of Fresno was created. It took its name from the ash trees native to the valley (Fresno is the Spanish word for "ash tree").

Fresno grew rapidly, but still remained in many ways a typical frontier town. Saloons could be found on every corner, but the first church was not established until 1876. The town burned down several times. A massive flood in 1884 finally convinced residents that a centralized city government was necessary. On Oct. 12, 1885, Fresno was incorporated.

Moses Church developed the first canals, called "church ditches," for irrigation. These canals transformed the barren desert of Fresno County into rich soil, thus enabling extensive wheat farming in Fresno County.

Frances Eisen, father of the wine industry in Fresno County, began the raisin industry in 1875 when he accidentally let some of his grapes dry on the vine. A.Y. Easterby and Clovis Cole developed extensive grain and cattle ranches. These and other citizens laid the groundwork for the cultivation of Fresno County now the nation's leading agricultural region which produces $3 billion per year in more than 250 commercial crops.

The first lumber mill was built in 1852 and was followed throughout the 1800s by 23 others. Flumes, some measuring more than 50 miles in length, were built by lumber companies to transport the logs from the mills in the mountains to the Valley floor. Gold, petroleum and copper also were discovered in Fresno County in the 1800s, and the western part of the county became well known for its oil and coal production.

Fresno County's first orange tree was planted in Centerville in 1866. Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Moore, who were once slaves, planted the first apple and fig orchards.

To date more than 30 structures in Fresno County are on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Fresno Water Tower, which once held more than 250,000 gallons of water for the City of Fresno (You may remember the water tower from "Fresno: The Miniseries," where it was used as a primary location). The Meux Home, Kearney Mansion Museum, Gamblin Cabin in Kings Canyon National Park and the Southern Pacific Depot are found on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fresno County's history is as rich and diverse as its people and its agriculture. Its unique heritage, past setbacks and overwhelming successes set Fresno County apart in the eyes of its proud citizens, and encourages those yet unfamiliar with all Fresno County has to offer to take a closer look.