Introduction to Patterson, California
Patterson, California, in Stanislaus county, is 13 miles SW of Modesto, California (center to center) and 43 miles E of San Jose, California. The city is included in the Modesto metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,606 people lived in Patterson.
The history of Patterson started with the measuring of the Rancho Del Puerto. On January 30, 1844, the land was granted to Pedro Hernandez and Mariano by Manuel Micheltoreno. On January 7, 1855, Samuel G. Reed and Ruben S. Wade claimed the land and they received a patent which was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. However, Reed and Wade sold the grant to J. O. Eldredge in 1866. John D. Patterson purchased the grant from Eldredge on August 14, 1866. Later, Thomas W. Patterson subdivided the land and planned the design of the town of Patterson. The city was incorporated on December 22, 1919.
Patterson and nearby Attractions
- Sorensen Park
- Museum Historical Building
- Tech Museum of Innovation
- McHenry Mansion
Things To Do In Patterson
You can find a number of historical sites in the city of Patterson. Every year, the city organizes the Apricot Fiesta and is also known as the Apricot Capital of the World. You can even enjoy the Annual Art and Wine Gala, which takes place at the Patterson Repertory Theatre. In addition, the city features a number of sports and other recreational facilities.
Air transportation is available from Modesto City-Co-Harry Sham Field Airport.
Patterson Higher Education
Modesto Junior College is close to the city.