Introduction to Gridley, California
Gridley, California, in Butte county, is 26 miles S of Chico and 55 miles N of Sacramento. The city is conveniently located inside the Chico-Paradise metropolitan area.
Gridley was founded by George W. Gridley. Gridley made an attempt to drive sheep and cattle from Illinois to California. Although he failed and lost his animals, Gridley arrived safely and settled in the current Gridley area. Two years later he returned to Illinois only to set out for California once more. This time Gridley made it with around 600 sheep. He finally settled in Gridley and built a bungalow, covering 960 acres. With the completion of the Central Pacific Railroad track in 1870, Gridley witnessed a robust development.
Gridley and Nearby Attractions
- Gridley Museum.
- Community Memorial Museum.
- Lake Oroville State Recreation Area.
- Colusa National Wildlife Refuge.
- Empire Mine State Historic Park.
Things To Do In Gridley
Gridley Museum provides insights into the city's history. Other local museums include the Community Memorial Museum, the Pioneer Museum and the Vacaville Museum. Lake Oroville offers opportunities for fishing, swimming and sail and power boating.
Sacramento International is the nearest major airport.
Gridley Higher Education
Butte College, Yuba College and California State University-Chico are all nearby.