Welcome to Reedley

Reedley is located in the central San Joaquin Valley portion of California, lying just inland between the State's coastal mountain ranges and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Within an hours travel time, Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks can be enjoyed. Civil war hero Thomas Law Reed settled here to provide wheat for Gold Rush miners in the mid 1800's. His donation of land for a railroad station site established the town as the center of the Valley's booming wheat business. Railroad officials commemorated his vision by naming the fledgling City in his honor. When mining fever began to fade, wheat demand slackened. Kings River water was diverted for crop irrigation, and the region began its over 100-year tradition of bountiful field, tree, and vine fruit harvests. With water and railroad services in place, farming families of European immigrants were recruited, and the settlement was incorporated in 1913, with Ordinance No. 1 adopting and prescribing the style of a Common Seal on February 25, 1913. An important element in the early town was a colony of German Mennonites, whose strong traditions and values still shape Reedley's culture. Reedley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Bureau - (559) 638-3548
Welcome to Reedley, California
The Fruit Basket of the World.  Come enjoy the many places to visit and sites 
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