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Garden Grove
Orange County, California

ZipCodes
92840, 92841, 92843, 92844, 92845

Motto
City of Youth and Ambition



Page Contents for Garden Grove, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Garden Grove is approximately 166,075 2005, 170883 2010.
The approximate number of families is 45,984 1990, 46037 2010.
The amount of land area in Garden Grove is 46.457 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Garden Grove is 18.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Garden Grove to Washington DC is 2414 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 384 miles. (as the crow flies)
Garden Grove is positioned 33.77 degrees north of the equator and 117.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Garden Grove elevation is 87 feet above sea level.
The Garden Grove city flower is the Orange Tropical Rose.
The city tree is the Flame Coral Tree.
Garden Grove median income is $ 47,754 2000.
The Garden Grove median home price is $ 199,700 2000.
Garden Grove average annual rainfall is 12.6 inches per year
The average low temperature is 65 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 80 degrees F.

Location

in southern California in Orange County near Disneyland in Anaheim and about 36 miles from Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include Stanton, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Cypress, Buena Park and Huntington Beach.
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Weather


mild year-round. Here is a current weather page for Garden Grove.
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History & History Related Items

Abel Stearns first came to the area around 1868 and sub-divided land here. Alonzo Cook purchased 160 acres in 1874 and is recognized as the founder of Garden Grove. He donated land for the schoolhouse and post office here. When he suggested the name of Garden Grove for the new community, some felt it didn’t really fit the local area. He countered that “We’ll make it appropriate by planting trees and making it beautiful.”

Garden Grove became a thriving farming community and for many years it remained mostly agricultural. After World War II, there was a building boom in the whole general area with Garden Grove becoming one of the fastest growing cities in the country during the 1950's. Garden Grove became a city when it incorporated on 18 June 1956.

Here is a history page from the city. Also try this history page.
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The incorporation of Garden Grove

1956


Attractions

The Crystal Cathedral
13280 Chapman Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: 714-971-4000
Fax: 714-750-3836
Visitors welcome
Home to the "Glory of Easter" and the "Glory of Christmas" pageants. The cathedral has 2,890 seats.

Photos and information for Garden Grove.

Attractions in the area.

The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
Held each year in May
A tradition since 1958!
PO Box 2287
Garden Grove CA. 92842
Phone: 714-638-0981

Stanley House Museum
12174 Euclid St.
Edward Ware, a prominent rancher, built the house in 1891. It is a two-story, Victorian-style farmhouse with eight rooms. His daughter, L. Agnes Ware Stanley, was a schoolteacher. The house was deeded to the Garden Grove Historical Society in 1970 by the Stanley family
Phone: 714-530-8871
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Garden Grove City Government

City of Garden Grove
11222 Acacia Parkway
Garden Grove, California 92840
Phone: 714-741-5000

Garden Grove has a Council-Manager form of government.

Garden Grove Chamber

Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce
12866 Main Street, Suite 102
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: 714-638-7950
Fax: 714-636-6672
Toll-free: 800-959-5560

Garden Grove Organizations

Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce
12866 Main Street, Suite 102
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: 714-638-7950
Fax: 714-636-6672
Toll-free: 800-959-5560

Garden Grove Libraries

Garden Grove Regional Branch Library
Part of the Orange County Library System
11200 Stanford Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: 714-530-0711


Chapman Branch Library
9182 Chapman Ave.
Garden Grove, CA. 92841
Phone: 714-539-2115


West Garden Grove Library
11962 Bailey St.
Garden Grove, CA 92845
Phone: 714-897-2594

Garden Grove Schools

Garden Grove Unified School District
10331 Stanford Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: 714-663-6000 Garden Grove

Miscellany

The population of Garden Grove was:
1999 - 156,500
2000 - 165,196
2005 - 166,075

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