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Humboldt County in the state of California got its name from Humboldt Bay. The bay is the second largest in the state of California. The county has on going activities almost every month of the year. Humboldt County has close to 1,500,000 acres of land for public and private forest production making the county a leader in forest production. It accounts for twenty percent of all the production in California.

The inhabitants of the future Humboldt County included the southern Athabascans, the Wiyot, Yurok, Hupa, Karuk, Chilula, and Wilkut. That was back in the 1500’s. Years later, after the gold rush and years before the 1860 massacre of the Wiyot people Humboldt County were formed. The year was 1853.

There are large rivers in Humboldt County, Klamath River, Eel River, Trinity River and Mad River and several smaller rivers. They include Van Duzen, Mattole, Salmon, Elk and Bear. Redwood National and State Parks are located in the county as well as a wildlife refuge and various California state parks. The outdoor activities are endless here rather it’s rain or shine or the weather is hot or those snow on the ground.

Besides agriculture, Humboldt County does have other resources to make a generous profit. The county is known for its dairy farms. The Humboldt Creamery is a huge part of the county and it is located at Fernbridge. It is a large producer of various dairy products and high quality ice cream.

Marijuana is not a money maker for the county, but it is allowed and protected under a proposition for medicinal use. Humboldt County has a variety of plant and animal species also. There are forest and coastal habitats with large amounts of redwood forests.

Education in Humboldt includes charter and private schools as well as higher education institutions. Humboldt State University, College of the Redwoods, Heartwood Institute and Dell'Arte School all call the county their home. The Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy is also located here.

Year round events make Humboldt County a popular place to visit and one that would make a great place to live. In February, there is the Trinidad to Clam Beach Run. Then you move into March and April with a Rhododendron Festival (and parade) in Eureka, birding festival, Humboldt Film Festival and a jazz festival. The month of May offers the Avenue of the Giants Marathon and a Kinetic Sculpture Race during Memorial Day weekend. The summer months bring in a fish festival, local fair in Eureka, oyster festival and 4th of July events.

Later on in the year tourist and residents alike can enjoy the Chicken Wingfest in Eureka, Craftsman's Day in November, apple harvest festival when the fall season arrives, the organic plant festival and the Trucker’s Parade around Humboldt Bay, which takes place in the month of December.

Humboldt County is a great place to raise a family and visit while taking annual vacations. There is something to do for everyone rather they like the cold in wintertime or the warm breeze in the spring.

Colleges in Humboldt County, CA
College Name Campus Location Student Count
College Of The Redwoods Eureka6,025
Dell'arte International School Of Physical Theatre Blue Lake43
Fredrick And Charles Beauty College Eureka89
Humboldt State University Arcata7,773




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