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Hamilton City, which had been called just Hamilton, is located in Glenn County, California and is about 10 miles east of Oakland, at 151 feet above sea level, along the Sacramento River, that was established in 1905. It has a few landmarks that are more familiar to the locals, is the Hamilton Union High School, grain elevators, that had been part of the Holly Sugar Corporation and served by the California Northern Railroad, can be seen from any point in the small town. The Glenn-Colusa Canal is the town western boundary, and the entire town occupies .3 square miles.
It was started when a huge sugar beet processing plant was constructed there, and its first post office opened in 1906. The small town would be named after J. G. Hamilton, the sugar company president. The census of 2000 configured that the number of people living there at that time was 1903, but the 2010 census showed that now there are only 1759 folks living in the area. The town uses the Glenn County Sheriff's department for any legal problems, with the fire services rendered by the Hamilton City Fire Protection District that includes a mutual aid agreement with Butte County, as well as the Capay Volunteer Fire Department and the Ord Bend fire department, some eight miles south.
The city has a couple of interesting sites for the visitors that come here, mostly to avoid the big city noise and congestion of Oakland, and include the California Historic Preservation Office and the few mentioned above. But the majority of people living here, or visiting, come to get away from the big city problems, the noise and pollution, enjoying the quiet and calmness that is found here, while having the advantage of being close enough to the city of Oakland and other cities in the area that provide excellent attractions and museums.
Oakland is the eighth biggest city in the state, a major West Coast port, that sits next to the San Francisco Bay, about eight miles east of San Francisco itself, that also offer many exceptional attractions and interests.
Oakland has almost two dozen cultural attractions that are sure to pique anyone's interest, with a plethora more in San Francisco. Some of the most famous or well known include the Oakland Zoo, Children's Fairyland, Chinatown, the USS Potomac which was President Franklin Roosevelt's presidential yacht, the Dunsmuir House, Jack London Square, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum that is home to the Oakland Raiders football team and the Oakland Athletics baseball team. There are many more attractions that are sure to keep any visitors quite busy, and if you find that you want more, than surely San Francisco and its many attractions will be more than enough.
The town of Hamilton City has a few restaurants that serve American and Mexican food, while it isn't too far to travel to Oakland or San Francisco to enjoy a night out on the town, going to any number of fabulous restaurants and eating establishments that provide the finest cuisine in the country. Whether you are looking for just fast food or fine dining, you are close enough to all that you could imagine, and it all is just a couple of miles down the road. If you come by plane, then there are a number of car rental companies that will offer you a great deal, and you'll have the great cities close enough to enjoy every day and night or just when you want to.