Introduction to Escalon, California
John Wheeler Jones was among the first inhabitants to settle in the area around 1852. The name Escalon stands for 'stair' in Spanish and the history of the place is steeped in agriculture. Escalon is located in San Joaquin County, which was created in 1850 and named after the San Joaquin River.
Escalon and nearby Attractions
- Children's Museum of Stockton
- Columbia State Historic Park
- Caswell Memorial State Park
- Great Valley Museum of Natural History
Things To Do In Escalon
There are many places to see within and near Escalon. The Great Valley Museum of Natural History houses the wonders of science and nature. The Escalon Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. The Children's Museum of Stockton has an impressive collection of play exhibits and the Caswell Memorial State Park offers facilities for fishing, camping, and swimming.
The nearest airport to Escalon is the Modesto City - Co - Harry Sham Field Airport.
Escalon Higher Education
There are great many facilities for higher education available in Escalon including the Modesto Junior College, the California State University in Stanislaus, the University of the Pacific, and the San Joaquin Delta college.