Woodland is a California city in Yolo County and is located 20 miles northwest of Sacramento off of Interstate 5 and State Route 113. It is near the University of California Davis campus. Woodland has approximately 55,000 residents and is 14.5 miles in total area.
Californians began to settle in Woodland in 1851 and the city was officially incorporated in 1871. Woodland boasts a downtown populated with historically significant architecture and buildings, many of which were built and sold by Woodland’s first postmaster, Frank S. Freeman. The city gained popularity early in its history due to the impressive irrigation system implemented by James Moore. Easy farming conditions brought wealth and prestige to the area, and by the 1950s Woodland boasted the most millionaires per capita in California. The city then saw a boom in industrial construction and distribution plants. Beginning in 1989, the city holds an annual parade called the “Stroll Through History,” in an effort to stoke interest in preserving historically important properties.
Woodland has a Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers and cool, relatively wet winters, as with the rest of California’s Central Valley.
Top employers in Woodland include Target, Walgreens, and Sun Foods distribution centers. A tourist point of interest is the Woodland Public Library, which was funded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905. It is the oldest library funded by Carnegie in California that is still operational. The historic Woodland Opera House was recently refurbished and opened once again to the public as an artistic venue. The city’s most notable resident is Charles R. Schwab, founder of the national investment brokerage firm by the same name.
The Superior Court of California, Yolo County is located at 1000 Main St, Woodland, CA 95695.