Introduction to Lathrop, California
Lathrop, California, in San Joaquin county, is 9 miles S of Stockton, California and 47 miles NE of San Jose, California. The city is considered part of the Stockton - Lodi metropolitan area. Lathrop has a population of 10,445.
The city of Lathrop was founded on August 1, 1887. Since it was located by the railroad, it initially came to be known as Wilsons Station. Leland Stanford is credited as the founder of this city. The city was later named after his brother-in-law, Charles Lathrop.
Lathrop and nearby Attractions
- Mossdale Marina
- Lathrop City Hall
- Lathrop Lighthouse of the Cross Church
- Woodfield Park
- Big Valley Factory Stores Shopping Center
Things To Do In Lathrop
Lathrop has a beautiful harbor and dock area called the Mossdale Marina, where one can sit and look out to sea while enjoying a breathtaking sunset. Called the City of Trees, Lathrop has numerous parks lined with green trees. These parks have fun rides ideal for children, and one can also enjoy family picnics. The churches offer some quiet and peaceful time for the religious minded. Shopping enthusiasts can browse through the shopping plazas of the city.
San Jose International airport provides air transportation to Lathrop.
Lathrop Higher Education
The University Of The Pacific serves the area.