Anderson is a city in Shasta County, California, United States, approximately 10 miles south of Redding. Take a look below for 20 fascinating and fun facts about Anderson, California, United States.
1. The population was 10,630 on July 1, 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
2. The City grew by 6.6% from the year 2010 to 2019.
3. Located 138 miles north of Sacramento, the city’s roots are as a railroad town near the northern tip of the Great Central Valley of California.
4. The city was named after ranch owner Elias Anderson who granted the Oregon and California Railroad trackage rights and land for a station.
5. Elias Anderson was a farmer, hotel owner, and postmaster.
6. Elias married Elizabeth Summers in 1839 and built the Prairie House in the community of Cottonwood in 1856 on the south side of Cottonwood Creek (now Tehama County).
7. Elias Anderson purchased the American Ranch from Thomas Freeman in 1856 and built the American Ranch Hotel in what would become downtown Anderson, California.
8. The post office was inside the hotel. Elias Anderson purchased 210 acres from Pierson B. Reading in 1865 and deeded a right-of-way through his property to Central Pacific Railroad in 1872; in return the railroad gave the depot his name. Elias and Elizabeth Anderson built their new home at 2865 East Street in 1873; it no longer exists.
9. While it stood, the house was designated as California Historical Landmark No. 12.
10. In 1876 the Andersons moved their ranch hotel to the corner of Main and Ferry Streets.
11. Railroad activity came to the area in 1872.
12. Anderson is named after Elias Anderson, who owned the largest land grant in the vicinity.
13. The city’s Anderson River Park sits on part of the original land grant owned by Anderson.
14. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Anderson has a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csa” on climate maps.
15. In the state legislature Anderson is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle, and the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Megan Dahle.
16. Federally, Anderson is in California’s 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.
17. The city is home to Anderson River Park, North Volonte Park, and South Volonte Park.
18. Anderson River Park is located off of Stingy Ln. down Rupert Rd. The park is situated on the Sacramento River. The park consists of athletic fields, picnic areas, fishing access, play structures, and a disc golf course.
19. In Fall 2020, the City added River Splash a Splash pad, Shasta County’s newest water play park to the Park.
20. River Splash has three large shade structures, picnic tables, seating, lawn areas, restrooms, and a 106-feet diameter water play area.