Healdsburg is a city located in Sonoma County, in California’s Wine Country. Take a look below for 15 awesome and interesting facts about Healdsburg, California, United States.
1. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 11,254.
2. Due to its three most important wine-producing regions (the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valley AVAs), Healdsburg has been continuously awarded one of the top 10 small towns in America and is home to three of the top wineries in the United States.
3. Healdsburg is centered on a 19th-century plaza that provides an important focal point for tourists and locals.
4. Early inhabitants of the local area included the Pomo people, who constructed villages in open areas along the Russian River.
5. Anglo-American and Russian settlement may have commenced in the mid-19th century, with a settlement nearby, established downstream along the Russian River near Graton, in 1836, and later the Rancho Sotoyome land grant, in 1844.
6. In 1857, Harmon Heald, an Ohio businessman who had been squatting on Rancho Sotoyome since 1850, purchased part of the rancho—giving the city its official founding date.
7. In 1867, Heald’s eponymous small town was incorporated.
8. Healdsburg is located within the former township of Mendocino.
9. The San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad reached Healdsburg in 1872.
10. The Healdsburg Carnegie Library, now the Healdsburg Museum, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as is the Healdsburg Memorial Bridge.
11. The City Council of Healdsburg has identified 13 important Historic Structures and Districts.
12. Farming, especially orchards and truck farms, was common within the present city limits from at least the 1890s to 1940s.
13. In the California State Legislature, Healdsburg is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Mike McGuire, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Jim Wood.
14. In the United States House of Representatives, Healdsburg is in California’s 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman.
15. According to the California Secretary of State, as of February 10, 2019, Healdsburg has 6,913 registered voters. Of those, 3,624 (52.4%) are registered Democrats, 1,262 (18.3%) are registered Republicans, and 1,680 (24.3%) have declined to state a political party.