Artois-Small town living with old community charm

January 7, 2009

Artois is a community or populated place located within Glenn County, north of Willows, south of Orland.  It’s location is uniquely situated between I-5 and old Hwy 99W, bordered by the Railroad tracks on the east and I-5 on the west.  This small community includes a small, local grocery store, post office, church and a volunteer fire department, which provides many of the community functions.  Agriculture surrounds the town on all sides and boosts beautiful views of the mountains to the west.

Orland-Close knit community with Ranch style living

January 7, 2009

Orland is an agricultural community nestled in the northern end of the Sacramento Valley on Interstate 5.  The climate is mediterranean, with cool wet winters and hot, dry summers.  Almonds, olives, prunes, dairy products and orchard crops are the main commodities in the Orland Area, where the growing season lasts from April until September. 

Orland is blessed with 5 well-kept community parks, softball and soccer fields, and many community service organizations,  There are 4 schools from Kindergarten to high school and the Butte Community College Glenn County Center is located east of town on Highway 32, where classes are offered both day and night,

Orland is situated just 20 miles west of Chico, home of California State University, Chico.  The Glenn Ride is a bus service that transports Orland residents to points in Glenn and Butte County on a daily basis.

Glenn County-Hunting, Fishing, Agricultural

January 7, 2009

Glenn County is located in Northern California about half way between Sacramento and Redding, along the I-5 corridor.  Glenn County is primarily an agricultural community with mountains on the west, the Interstate 5 corridor taking you through rich farm land and the Sacramento River bounding the east side of the County.   With over 1,188 farms, agriculture remains the primary source of Glenn County’s economy.  Major commodities include rice, almonds, walnuts, olives, milk products, prunes and livestock.  Glenn County was incorporated March 5, 1891.  The county seat, Willows was created March 11, 1891.  Glenn County was developed out of the northern portion of Colusa County and was named for Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, who was the largest wheat famer in the state during his lifetime and a man of great prominence in political and commercial life in California.  Glenn County has a population of 26,950.

Good fishing and hunting is available at numerous creeks, streams and reservoirs in the Coastal Mountain range located in the western portion of the county.  World class salmon and shad runs occur in the Sacramento River.  Easy, cheap or free, access to the Sacramento River is available for yourself or your boat.  Due to the great tracts of land set aside exclusively for duck sanctuary, duck hunting in Glenn County is considered world class.  This abundance of ducks and geese available for hunting brings hundreds of hunters from around the world to Glenn County.

 

Glenn County Map

Glenn County Map

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