Introduction to Kerman, California
Kerman, California, in Fresno county, is 16 miles W of Fresno, California. The city is in the Fresno area.
A rail line was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company in 1891 connecting Tracy and Fresno. The area was originally known as Collis. The name Kerman was formed by combining the first three letters of William G. Kerckoff and Jacob Mansar's names. Kercoff and Mansar were local capitalists. Kerman was incorporated as a city in 1946.
Kerman and Nearby Attractions
- Madera County Historical Museum.
- Fresno Art Museum.
- Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.
- Los Gatos Creek County Park.
- Merced National Wildlife Refuge.
- Meux Home Museum.
Things To Do In Kerman
Local parks include Wootten Park, Millerton Lake State Recreation Area and the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area. The Madera County Historical Museum, the Fresno Art Museum and the Fresno Metropolitan Museum are all accessible from Kerman as well. Local shopping centers include the Kerman Shopping Center, the Kerman Plaza Shopping Center and the Valley Shopping Center.
Fresno Yosemite International is the nearest major airport.
Kerman Higher Education
Fresno City College, California State University-Fresno and West Hills Community College are some of the local colleges and universities.