Introduction to Manteca, California
Manteca, California is 11 miles S of Stockton, California (center to center) and 48 miles NE of San Jose, California. It is in San Joaquin county. The city is part of the Stockton - Lodi metro area. The population of Manteca is 49,258.
In 1861, Joshua Cowell founded the city of Manteca. Initially, it consisted of houses on the corner of what is now known as Main and Yosemite. The year 1873 saw the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad track directly through the city of Manteca. The name of the city originally suggested was 'Cowell', but since another town of the same name already existed, and the name 'Monteca' was decided upon. This was however misspelt, and that is how the town came to be called 'Manteca', which is actually Spanish for 'lard'. The city was incorporated in 1918, and Cowell was the first mayor.
Manteca and nearby Attractions
- Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Manteca Industrial Park
- Manteca Branch Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library
- Yosemite Village Park
- Life In Christ Fellowship Church
- Cardoza Shopping Center
Things To Do In Manteca
Manteca boasts of a rich cultural heritage, and there are many public libraries, city halls, memorials, and other such cultural centers where the history of the city is showcased. Manteca also has a large industrial park and a visitors' bureau that one can take a tour of. Also there are quite a few churches that line the streets of the city. Travelers can also enjoy fun rides at the amusement parks in and around the city. Apart from this, shoppers will enjoy taking a walk through the numerous shopping malls dotting the city's lanes.
The Stockton Metropolitan Airport serves the area, as the closest good sized airport.
Manteca Higher Education
The University of the Pacific is near the city.