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Redding, CA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.redding.ca.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.reddingchamber.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitredding.org/

Population:
80865 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1872

County:
Shasta County

Founded as "Poverty Flats", renamed after land agent Benjamin B. Redding. An attempt was made in the California legislature to change the name to Reading, after Mayor P. B. Reading, and while this was the official name from 1874-80, it did not stick. Incorporated 1887, seat of Shasta County since 1888.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Shasta Bible College and Graduate School
1971
Shasta College
1950
Simpson University
1921

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ashley Parker Angel
Singer
1-Aug-1981   O-Town
Mel Hein
Football
22-Aug-1909 31-Jan-1992 NY Giants, Hall of Famer
Brian Sandoval
Politician
5-Aug-1963   Governor of Nevada



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