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Santa Clara County, California

94086, 94087, 94089

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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Sunnyvale is approximately 117,229 (1990), 140081 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 50,789 (1990), 53384 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sunnyvale is 56.71 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.732 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sunnyvale to Washington DC is 2555 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 83 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sunnyvale is positioned 37.38 degrees north of the equator and 122.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sunnyvale elevation is 130 feet above sea level.


On the San Francisco peninsula south of San Francisco
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moderate. Here is a current weather page for Sunnyvale.
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History & History Related Items

The area first began to be developed when the stagecoach lines between San Jose and San Francisco were begun in the mid-1800's. One of the very first settlers became a prominent man of the area, Martin Murphy, Jr. He came as a boy when his father traveled to the gold country. Later he purchased land from the Castro family and is said to have planted the first orchards in this area. In 1898, a builder, W.E. Crossman, platted the settlement which he named Encinal which means "a place where oak trees grow." They later learned there was already another town in the east bay with the same name. Unsure of what to name his new town, Crossman looked out over all the fields on a very sunny day and said, "Let's call it Sunnyvale." The name was accepted and by 1912 Sunnyvale was incorporated. It's first motto showed its hope for the future: "City of Destiny."
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The founding of Sunnyvale



Lace Museum
552 S Murphy Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6116
Phone: 408-730-4695

Sunnyvale Historical Museum
235 E California Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086-5105
Phone: 408-749-0220
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Sunnyvale City Government

City of Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale City Hall
456 W Olive Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086-7619
Phone: 408-730-7500

Sunnyvale has a council/manager form of government. There are seven council members who serve four year staggered terms. One of the council members is appointed to serve as mayor for one year. The City manager is hired by the council.

Sunnyvale Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
101 W. Olive Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6115
Phone: 408-736-4971
Fax: 408-736-1919

Sunnyvale Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
101 W. Olive Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6115
Phone: 408-736-4971
Fax: 408-736-1919

Sunnyvale Libraries

Sunnyvale Public Library
665 W. Olive Ave
Sunnyvale, California 94086
Phone: 408.730.7300

Sunnyvale Schools

Sunnyvale Elementary School District
819 W Iowa Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086-5926
Phone: 408-522-8200

Fremont Union School District
589 W Fremont Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94087-2556
Phone: 408-522-2200

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