Introduction to Firebaugh, California
Firebaugh, California is 30 miles S of Merced, California and 38 miles W of href="/places/california/fresno">Fresno, California. It is in Fresno County. The city is part of the Fresno metro area. The population of Firebaugh is 5,743.
Firebaugh was incorporated in 1914. The city was named after a renowned local entrepreneur, Andrew D. Firebaugh. Ferries were the major mode of transportation in Firebaugh before bridges, roads and railway tracks were constructed, and the San Joaquin River played a key role in the development of the area. Andrew Firebaugh built a toll road from Bell Station to Pacheco Pass, improving transportation in the area. The toll road went along a route parallel to the current State Route 152.
Firebaugh and nearby Attractions
- Castle Air Museum
- George J. Hatfield State Park
- Fresno Art Museum
- Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge
- San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Firebaugh
The Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge, the Volta State Wildlife Area and the Merced National Wildlife Refuge are all accessible from Firebaugh. The San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, located in San Joaquin Valley, offers opportunities for fishing, boating, camping and board sailing.
Fresno Yosemite International is the nearest major airport.
Firebaugh Higher Education
Merced College, West Hills Community College and California State University-Stanislaus are the local centers of higher education.