Introduction to Lindsay, California
Lindsay, California, in Tulare county, is 14 miles SE of Visalia, California and 53 miles SE of Fresno, California. The people of the city are in the Visalia - Tulare - Porterville metropolitan area. Lindsay has a population of 10,297.
Credited as 'Central California's Citrus Center', the history of Lindsay dates back to the 1880s when Julius Orton took up a homestead beside the property of the Keeley brothers and planted the region's first orange trees. However, even prior to Orton and Keeley, the Yandanche Indian tribe had come into the valley for hunting and fishing purposes. With the advent of the Southern Pacific Railroad in the year 1889, the city of Lindsay underwent rapid development. The planning of the city was carried out by Capt. Hutchinson and the city was named after his wife, Sadie Lindsay Patton Hutchinson. The incorporation of the City of Lindsay occured on February 28, 1910.
Lindsay and nearby Attractions
- Lindsay-Strathmore Building
- Lindsay Unified School District Office
- Lindsay Branch Tulare County Library
- Lindsay City Hall
- First Church of the Nazarene
- Olive Bowl Park
Things To Do In Lindsay
Lindsay has a number of historic buildings like the Strathmore Building, the County Library and city hall. Visitors interested in learning about the historical and cultural heritage of Lindsay can take a tour of these places. There are quite a few churches in the neighboring area, and the amusement parks provide entertainment facilities for adults and children alike. Enthusiastic shoppers can also tour the numerous shopping centers dotting the city's streets. The city hosts a number of annual shows, the most popular among them being the Orange Blossom Festival.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the local major airport.
Lindsay Higher Education
The city is served by the College Of The Sequoias.