Introduction to Livingston, California
Livingston, California, in Merced county, is 10 miles SE of Turlock, California and 64 miles E of San Jose, California. The city is part of the Merced metropolitan statistical area. About 10,473 people live in Livingston.
Wagon master David Baldwin Chedester arrived in what is now known as Livingston in the year 1862, and is generally credited to be the first settler in the region. Livingston was originally supposed to be named after the famous African explorer, Dr. Livingstone. However, when a petition for a post office was made in 1873, the letter 'e' was accidentally dropped from the name and the city officially came to be known as Livingston. At one point of time, the city had the only stop light on highway number 99 that ran from Sacramento to Bakersfield. The city of Livingston was incorporated in 1922 and Charles Daman became the first mayor.
Livingston and nearby Attractions
- Livingston Branch Merced County Library
- Livingston City Hall
- Veterans Memorial Building
- Livingston Memorial Park
- Saint Judes Roman Catholic Church
Things To Do In Livingston
The city of Livingston has libraries, city halls, and memorial buildings that are evidence of its varied historical and cultural heritage. Visitors to this city can take a walk around and see the charming, quaint churches lining the streets. There are quite a few amusement parks like the Livingston Memorial Park and the Arakelian Park where one can have a fun time in the company of family and friends.
San Jose International Airport is within one hour of Livingston.
Livingston Higher Education
California State University-Stanislaus is the local university.