Introduction to Kingsburg, California
Kingsburg, California, in Fresno county, is 19 miles NW of Visalia, California and 20 miles SE of Fresno, California. The city is located in the Fresno metropolitan area. Kingsburg has a population of 9,199.
Kingsburg was originally known as Kings River Switch. It was settled by two Swedish natives in the early 1870s. The present town site was established in 1874. In the same year, the city was renamed Kingsbury. It became Kingsburgh in 1876 and adopted its present spelling in 1894. The city was officially incorporated on May 11, 1908. It adopted the nickname "Little Sweden" in 1921, as 94 percent of the total population of Kingsburg at that time was Swedish-American.
Kingsburg and nearby Attractions
- Reedley Museum
- Lake Kaweah Recreation Area
- Meux Home Museum
- Millerton Lake State Recreation Area
- Fort Roosevelt Natural Science and History Museum
Things To Do In Kingsburg
Kingsburg's parks include the Bicentennial Park, Memorial Park and Kingsburg City Park. The Meux Home Museum, the Tulare County Museum, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum and the Discovery Center are all accessible from Kingsburg as well. The Millerton Lake State Recreation Area and the Lake Kaweah Recreation Area offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Evangelical Mission Covenant Church, the Kingsburg Buddhist Church and the Church of the Nazarene are all nearby as well.
Fresno Yosemite International Airports is the nearest major airport.
Kingsburg Higher Education
Reedley College, Fresno City College and California State University-Fresno are all accessible from Kingsburg.