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Ventura County, California

93001, 93003, 93009

"Also known as San Buenaventura"

Page Contents for Ventura, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Ventura is approximately 101,500 (1998).
The approximate number of families is 35,546 (1990).
The amount of land area in Ventura is 53.076 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 30.142 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ventura to Washington DC is 2485 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 319 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ventura is positioned 34.26 degrees north of the equator and 119.25 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ventura elevation is 50 feet above sea level.
Ventura average temperature is 74 degrees F.


on the "Gold Coast," about 63 miles northwest of Los Angeles on Hwy 101
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mild, Mediterranean which encourages outdoor recreation.
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mild and comfortable! Here is a weather page for the Los Angeles-Oxnard areas.
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History & History Related Items

Originally the site of a Chumash Indian settlement, Ventura is one of the oldest towns in the state. Ventura was founded in 1782 when Mission San Buenaventura was established.Today it features beaches, a public pier and a large marina. Ventura is also known as the City of San Buenaventura

Click here for the California Missions trail.
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The founding of Ventura



Albinger Archaeological Museum
113 D. Main St.
Ventura, CA
Phone: 805-648-5823

Mission San Buenaventura
225 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA
Phone: 805-648-4496
founded in 1782 and completed in 1809. The present church is restored. A museum is also featured.

The Olivas Adobe Adobe Hacienda of Rancho San Miguel
Operated by the city of San Bueanventura (Ventura)
The great house, casa grande, of Don Raimundo Olivas, his wife Teodora and their twenty-one children is today called Olivas Adobe.
The construction of the Olivas Adobe began in 1847, led by a Chumash Indian named Juan de Jesus Tumamait. It was completed in 1849, but the Olivas home was not considered finished until it was blessed by a padre in 1851.
There are displays of period furnishings and handicrafts. Other artifacts may be seen from the surrounding area. 4200 Olivas Park Road
Ventura, CA 93003
For tour information call: (805) 658-4728

Ventura County Historical Museum
100 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001-2607
Phone: 805-653-0323
This museum shows the native American Indian, Spanish and pioneer influences in this area.

An Attractions page for Ventura.

Channel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, California 93001
Visitor Center: (805) 658-5730
Business Office (805) 658-5700
Fax (805) 658-5799
Permits (805) 658-5711

Ventura County Fairgrounds/Seaside Park

Photos and information for Ventura.

Please call for visitor information: 800-333-2989
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Ventura City Government

City of Ventura
501 Poli Street
Ventura, California 93001-2697
City Hall Phone: 805-654-7800
City's Manager's Office: 654-7740
City Clerk Phone: 805-658-4787
City Information: 654-7850
City Council: (805) 654-7827 The city offices are located in a landmark building which was originally the county courthouse. The same man, Albert C. Martin, who designed the Los Angeles City Hall building, designed this Poli Street edifice. It was built in 1913 and then renovated in 1973.

The city has a seven member city council. They are elected terms in elections held every odd-numbered year. The council terms are staggered.

Ventura County
County Government Center
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-0001 Board of Suplervisors phone: 805-654-2251

Ventura Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
785 S Seaward Ave
Ventura CA 93001-3738
Phone: 805-648-2875

Ventura Community Events

Special Events in Ventura

Ventura Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
785 S Seaward Ave
Ventura CA 93001-3738
Phone: 805-648-2875

Ventura Libraries

Ventura County Library
800 S Victoria Ave # 1950
Ventura CA 93009-0001
Phone: 805-662-6756

Ventura Schools

Ventura Unified School District
120 E Santa Clara St.
Ventura, CA 93001-2716
Phone: 805-641-5000

Ventura County Community College District with campuses located in Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura. Ventura


The population of Ventura:
1990 - 74,393
1996 - 88,700

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