Corning is a city in Tehama County, California, that is located about 19 miles (31 km) south of Red Bluff and about 100 miles (160 km) north of Sacramento. Take a look below for 10 fascinating and awesome facts about Corning, California, United States.
1. The population was 7,663 at the 2010 census, up from 6,741 at the 2000 census.
2. Corning had its start in 1882, when the railroad was extended to that point.
3. The community was named after John Corning, a railroad official.
4. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.55 square miles (9.2 km2), all of it land.
5. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Corning has a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csa” on climate maps.
6. In the California State Legislature, Corning is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen, and in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican James Gallagher.
7. In the United States House of Representatives, Corning is in California’s 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.
8. The major local industry is growing and preparing table olives. Corning also has a significant agricultural industry based on olive oil, dried plums (prunes, including the Sunsweet label), walnuts, and almonds.
9. The annual Corning Olive Festival, held on the second Saturday in October, is the longest-running olive festival in the United States. Started in 1946 by the local Catholic church as a fundraiser, the festival is now organized and operated by the Corning Chamber of Commerce.
10. Interstate 5 and Highway 99 both serve Corning, along with the California Northern Railroad. The California Northern has been leasing and operating the 110.7-mile (178.2 km) line between Davis and Tehama county through Corning from Southern Pacific (now Union Pacific) since September 26, 1993. The line was built by Southern Pacific’s subsidiary, the Northern Railway Company, in August / September 1882.