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Corcoran

Corcoran, California

Introduction to Corcoran, California

Corcoran, California, in Kings county, is 22 miles SW of Visalia, California and 46 miles S of Fresno, California. The city is home to some 14,458 residents.

Corcoran History

The area that is now known as Corcoran, was originally home to the Tachi Indians. It was named ‘Corcoran’ after either General Corcoran, a San Joaquin Valley pioneer, or railroad engineer Thomas Corcoran. The city of Corcoran was a junction for the San Joaquin Valley and San Francisco Railroad. It is famous as the site of the California State Prison, and the inmates make up about 50% of the entire population of the city. The incorporation of the city of Corcoran was carried out on August 14, 1914.

Corcoran and nearby Attractions

  • Corcoran Branch Kings County Library
  • Corcoran State Prison
  • Kate H Boswell Seniors Center
  • Crockett And Gambogy Labor Camp
  • Corcoran High School Agricultural Farm
  • John Maroot Park

Things To Do In Corcoran

Perhaps the most famous site in the city of Corcoran is the State Prison which houses some very infamous inmates. Visitors interested in the history of Corcoran can take a tour of the Agricultural Farm, the County Library, and the City Hall. Some of the other places of interest include the Crockett and Gambogy Labor Camp and the Boswell Camp. The city has quite a few amusement parks where one can spend a fun time with family and friends. Besides, there are a number of beautiful churches around the city that stand as a memorial to the bygone era.

Corcoran Transportation

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the closest major airport to Corcoran.

Corcoran Higher Education

The College Of The Sequoias is the local college.

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