Introduction to Hercules, California
Hercules, California, in Contra Costa county, is 6 miles S of Vallejo, California (center to center) and 14 miles N of Oakland, California. As part of the surrounding Oakland metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Hercules is home to some 19,488 residents.
Hercules was founded in 1881 by the California Powder Works Company. It was named after a leading brand of explosives made by the company. The town was initially developed to house the companies employees, but when the plant shut down in 1976, the town which had already developed well, continued to thrive.
Hercules and nearby Attractions
- Epperson Gallery
- Mare Island Officers Mansions & Museum
- St Peter's Chapel Mare Island
- Refugio Valley Park
- Woodfield Park & Tennis Courts
- Oakland Museum of California
Things To Do In Hercules
Hercules is located in a beautiful waterfront area. The Parks and Recreation Department has developed several parks, swimming pools and other recreational facilities in the city. They regularly arrange activities for the entertainment and education of the people.
San Francisco International Airport serves the city.
Hercules Higher Education
Higher education facilities are available at Contra Costa College.