Northern Shasta County is located in the forested Cascade Range. Southern Shasta County is located in the agricultural Sacramento Valley.
The Shasta County Farm Bureau reported that the top five crops in 2007 were timber, forest products, hay, stockers and feeders (cattle), and strawberries.
When California became a state in 1850, Shasta County was one of the original twenty-seven counties.
The word Shasta was perhaps derived from the name of an Indian tribe or perhaps from a Russian word for pure. (Russians were early explorers, trappers and settlers in northern California.) The name Shasta was applied not only to the county but also to a river, a town and the spectacular stratovolcano which dominates the landscape of Shasta and Siskiyou Counties.
Like all of the Central Valley from Redding in the north to Bakersfield in the south, Shasta County is politically, religiously and socially conservative. Its citizens voted decisively for George Walker Bush in 2000 and 2004, for John Sidney McCain III in 2008, and for California Proposition 8 which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages in 2008.
Shasta County and its neighboring counties are located in the secessionist State of Jefferson.
Sequenced By City and Address
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|Reading Adobe||1847||End of Adobe Road About Six Miles East of Cottonwood||Cottonwood||National||1971000194|
|Cottonwood Historic District||Off Highway 99||Cottonwood||National||1973000456|
|Gladstone Houses||12962-12964 Cline Gulch Road||French Gulch||National||1995001374|
|French Gulch Historic District||Main Street||French Gulch||National||1972000257|
|Manzanita Lake Campground Comfort Station at Camp Store||SR 89||Lassen Volcanic National Park||National||2006000528|
|Manzanita Lake Campground Comfort Station, Loop C||SR 89||Lassen Volcanic National Park||National||2006000529|
|Manzanita Lake Naturalist's Services Historic District||SR 89||Lassen Volcanic National Park||National||2006000525|
|Loomis Visitor Center, Bldg. 43||38050 Highway 36 East||Lassen Volcanic National Park||National||1975000177|
|Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway Historic District||SR 89||Lassen Volcanic National Park||National||2006000527|
|Horseshoe Lake Ranger Station||North of Chester in Lassen Volcanic National Park||Lassen Volcanic National Park||National||1978000292|
|Nobles Emigrant Trail||Lassen Volcanic National Park||Lassen Volcanic National Park||National||1975000222|
|Summit Lake Ranger Station||Northeast of Mineral in Lassen Volcanic National Park||Lassen Volcanic National Park||National||1978000296|
|Prospect Peak Fire Lookout||Northeast of Mineral||Lassen Volcanic National Park||National||1978000295|
|Phillips Brothers Mill||29334 Bullskin Ridge Road||Oak Run||National||2002001406|
|Frisbie House||1887||1246 East Street||Redding||National||1990000550|
|Redding Old City Hall Building||1907||1313 Market Street||Redding||National||1978000790|
|Cascade Theatre||1935||1731 Market Street||Redding||National||2001001459|
|Pine Street School||1922||1135 Pine Street||Redding||National||1978000791|
|Old Town of Shasta||1849||Highway 299||Shasta||National||1971000199|
|Tower House District||Whiskeytown National Recreation Area||Whiskeytown||National||1973000257|