Introduction to Cotati, California
The city of Cotati was officially incorporated in 1963. In 1827, Irishman John Thomas Reed built a cabin near Crane Creek. After it was burned by the natives, he went back to the south to Mill Valley. The community was greatly affected by the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. The Cotati Depot was built by the Northwestern Pacific Railroad in 1907. The community of Cotati was named for the nearby Miwok Village.
Cotati and nearby Attractions
- Point Reyes National Seashore
- Sharpsteen Museum
- Sonoma Valley Regional Park
- Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
- Maxwell Farms Regional Park
- Marin Museum of the American Indian
Things To Do In Cotati
The Six Flags Marine World, Safari West Wildlife Preserve, Vallejo Aquarium and the Adobe Pumpkin Farm are all nearby. Local parks include the Austin Creek State Recreation Area, the Maxwell Farms Regional Park, the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the Sonoma Valley Regional Park. The Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center, the Novato History Museum and the Petaluma Museum are accessible from Cotati as well. The Grapevine Shopping Center and the Rancho Cotati Shopping Center are the local shopping centers.
Air transportation is available from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport.
Cotati Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Sonoma State University, Napa Valley College and the University of San Francisco.