Ripon California, Jewel of The Valley

Ripon California Community
and Real Estate Information

Ripon is the most southeasterly town in the Central Valley in San Joaquin County, bordering on the Stanislaus River. About twenty miles from Stockton it was first settled up in the early '60s, most of the settlers locating along the river.

Almond Blossoms
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Two of the earliest settlers in the Ripon district, were, W. H. Hughes, who took up a preemption claim in 1857, and Perry Yaple, who located there in 1861, previously owning a barley grinding mill in Stockton. Hughes owned the land where Ripon is now located.

When the railroad came through in 1872 he gave them the right-of-way and a depot site. The company erected a small station, and named it Stanislaus station. This station was in use until February, 1912, when it was replaced by the present larger structure. For some length of time Stanislaus City, as some called it, was the terminus of the road then being built in Fresno. The company built a cattle corral, and it was the shipping point for a large amount of stock, including the cattle of Trahern & McMullen and also for the large amount of wheat and barley grown upon the sand plains, the grain being shipped in flat cars to Stockton or Point Costa for storage.

Map of San Joaquin County


Airports: MODESTO CITY-CO-HARRY SHAM FLD (about 13 miles; MODESTO, CA; ID: MOD) STOCKTON METROPOLITAN (about 18 miles; STOCKTON, CA; ID: SCK)  MERCED MUNICIPAL/MACREADY FIELD (about 50 miles; MERCED, CA; ID: MCE) - California International Airports: California Airports Amtrak: 11 miles: MODESTO (1700 HELD DRIVE). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Area: The amount of land area in Ripon is 7.375 sq. kilometers. The amount of surface water is 0.186 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ripon to Washington DC is 2503 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 56 miles. (as the crow flies) Ripon is positioned 37.73 degrees north of the equator and 121.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Irrigation of The San Joaquin Valley - Prolonged irrigation of agriculture land in numerous arid and semiarid regions of the globe is at risk due to a combination of multiple interrelated factors, including a shortage of fresh water, poor drainage, high water tables, along with soil salinization and poor groundwater resources. Nowhere else in our nation are these concerns more readily visible than in the California San Joaquin Valley.

Chamber: Ripon Chamber

Churches: Ripon Churches

City: City of Ripon Official Web Site Ripon Services

City Facts:  City Data

Climate: The climate for Ripon is hot and dry in the summer and cool and moist in the winter. The weather in Ripon is moderate. The temperature extremes range from 110 to around 26 degrees F. Most of the rainfall comes between October and March. Ripon average annual precipitation is 13 inches per year. The average winter temperature is 45 degrees F. The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.

Colleges: Nearby Stockton is home to several well known higher educational institutions:

University of the Pacific
California State University Stanislaus-Stockton
San Joaquin Delta Community College
Humphreys College and School of Law
Private and Vocational schools
California Colleges
USA Colleges

Community: Community Report Community Center

Current Events: Ripon News Headlines

Economy: Agriculture: Vegetables, fruits and nuts, dairy products, cattle, nursery stock, grapes.

Elevation: 62 feet


February: Almond Blossom Festival held the last weekend in February each year with a parade, crafts, rides, food and more.
For more information, please call (209) 599-7519
July: 4th of July Fireworks Show:call City Hall (209) 599-2108
August: National Night Out - For more information, call (209) 599-2102
October: Main Street Day held the second Saturday in October each year with sidewalk sales, crafts, food, health fair,
October: Community yard sale. For more information on "Main Street" booths, call (209) 599-7519 For information about the Community Yard Sale, call (209) 599-2108

Government: The first Fire Department was formed in 1921 and the first police chief was Avon Graham, appointed in 1946.

Health Care: Children's Hospital

Highways: California State Highway 99 J5 - Jack Tone Road Highway Markers Sign Resource Manual

Historical Landmarks: NO. 436 NEW HOPE - Approximately six miles west of this spot, 20 Mormon pioneers from the ship Brooklyn founded the first known agricultural colony in San Joaquin Valley, planting the first wheat and crops that they irrigated by the pole and bucket method. They erected three log houses and operated a sawmill and a ferry across Stanislaus. Their settlement later became known as Stanislaus City.
Location:  Ripon City Park, Fourth and Locust Sts, Ripon

History: Ripon History

Home Builders: Ripon and San Joaquin Home Builders

Hotels, Motels, Inns: Places to Stay in Ripon

Incorporation Date: The city of Ripon was incorporated in 1945 having the Chamber of Commerce the leading financial backer and sponsor.

Library: Ripon Public Library,  430 W Main St Ripon, CA 95366-2426 - Phone: 209-599-3326

Location: Ripon location: in the middle of the California Central San Joaquin Valley, . 15.88 miles South of Stockton Yosemite is a two hour drive from Ripon.

Map:  Ripon Map

Motto: "In God is our trust"; And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave....

Name: The area was first known as Murphy's Ferry in 1850. Then, in 1857, W.H. Hughes bought up the property and began what was known as Stanislaus City. A right-of-way was given to the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1872 and the area was again renamed as Stanislaus Station. Amplias B. Crooks came in 1874 from Ripon, Wisconsin. He didn't like the name of Stanislaus Station, so he changed it to Ripon after his hometown. The name was officially changed on 21 December 1874

Newspapers:  Ripon Record - The Ripon home-town newspaper is published once a week each Wednesday. You can contact the paper at 130 West Main Street, Ripon, CA 95366. Their phone number is (209) 599-2194  The Record California Newspapers National Newspapers

Nightspots: Area Night Spots - Here's a list of local hot spots. Get your groove on and tell em' you found them on Wright Realtors web site!

Parks: Ripon Parks Regional Parks


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Ripon Ripon Drug Company Ripon I.O.O.F. Ripon Chamber
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Population: The population of Ripon was 13,908 as of January 1, 2006  The approximate number of families is 2,567 (1990).

Post Office: Ripon Post Office

Property Taxes: California Real Estate Tax Questions and Information

Public Utilities: Ripon Utilities

Radio & TV: Strongest Radio Stations near Ripon

Real Estate

If you are Buying or Selling a Home in Ripon California We have Bank Foreclosures, Bank Repos , Bank REOs, Short Sale Listings, MLS Listings and Income property listings, and other types of real estate listings for sale in Ripon, You can Find MLS Realtor listings in all areas of San Joaquin County

Recreation: Jack Tone Golf Golf Ripon Skate Park Golf Page


County: District 5 Map
California State Assembly 26th District
California State Senate 14th District
US Congressional District 11 Map
US Senate: CA


Ripon Restaurants
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Country Market
1501 N Jack Tone Rd
(209) 599-4146
Cups Espreso
102 W Main St
(209) 599-9200
Golden Bowl
1170 W Main St
(209) 599-9570
Jack In The Box
1442 Colony Rd
(209) 599-5613 Tale Out
Jimco Restaurant
1022 Frontage Rd
(209) 599-3428 American
La Mesa Restaurant
1201 W Main St Ste 1
(209) 599-3140
La Morenita
107 E Main St
(209) 599-4003
McDonalds Restaurant
1113 W Main St
(209) 599-9121 Take Out
Mountain Mike's Pizza
1201 W Main St Ste 18
(209) 599-3345 Pizza
My Garden Cafe
1201 W Main St
(209) 599-0184
New China Restaurants
1201 W Main St Ste 16
(209) 599-7633 Chinese
Taqueria Ripon
108 E Main St
(209) 599-7633 Mexican
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Rivers, Streams & Creeks: Stanislaus River Projects Map Stanislaus River

Stanislaus River Rapids
Stanislaus River at Knights Ferry

San Joaquin County: San Joaquin County San Joaquin County offers residents a unique blend of life style opportunities. With a comfortable, affordable life style, abundant recreational facilities, excellent educational opportunities, and diverse cultural resources, San Joaquin County has the amenities of metropolitan living without the congestion, overcrowding and expense.

San Joaquin County Government:

Schools: Ripon Schools

Shopping: San Joaquin Shopping

Transportation: Bus Intercity Routes San Joaquin County Transportation

Visit Ripon: Ripon Cares New Water Tower

White Pages: Ripon White Pages

Zip Codes: 95366 

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