Parlier was incorporated in 1921 and it is the center of the beautiful San Joaquin Valley in Fresno County. It is ideally situated about 200 miles north of Los Angeles and about the same distance south of San Francisco and Sacramento. Parlier is the center and 12 mile radial point for a service community area of over 100,000 people.
Incorporated in 1913, Reedley, is an agricultural community in southeast Fresno County. The beautiful Kings River flows through the community and offers a variety of recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, skiing, rafting and swimming. More fresh fruit produce is grown and shipped from Reedley than from any other area of the world.
The city of San Joaquin is a farming community located thirty miles west of Fresno and was incorporated on February 14, 1920. Cotton is the major commodity in the area, along with various other crops. San Joaquin will soon be a center link, as Manning Avenue now connects Highway 99 with Interstate 5. This connection will attract business and promote growth in the area.
Founded over a hundred years ago as a saw mill and shipping point. Federal designation as the Nations Christmas Tree City gives Sanger a sense of pride truly second to none. A nationally recognized award-winning school district is a source of pride to the whole community.
Selma began with the founding of the Valley View School district in 1880. In 1890 four farmers (J.D. Whitson, E.H. Tucker, George Otis and Monroe Snyder) formed a partnership, developed a townsite and began auctioning lots. The city of Selma was incorporated just three years later.
When the Central Pacific Railroad reached Fresno County in 1872 it established the little town of Fresno on the broad treeless, empty plain. Soon farms began to spring up nearby raising mostly grain, hay and livestock. In 1873 Francis T. Eisen planted numerous varieties of grapes a few miles east of the new town planning a winery.