Tehama County is located in the Central Valley north of Sacramento. Interstate 5 and the Sacramento River bisect the county from north to south.
The origin of the word Tehama is hopelessly obscure according to Erwin G. Gudde (California Place Names, Third Edition, 1969, University of California Press). Tehama may have been derived from the name of an Indian tribe, an Indian village, an Indian word for prairie, an Arabian city near Medina, an Arabian word meaning "hot lowlands," or an Aztec word for shingle.
Like all of the Central Valley, Tehama County is historically agricultural. The Tehama County Farm Bureau lists the top five crops as walnuts, almonds, prunes, olives, and milk.
Also, like all of the Central Valley from Redding in the north to Bakersfield in the south, Tehama County is politically, religiously and socially conservative. Its citizens voted decisively for George Walker Bush in 2000 and 2004, John Sidney McCain III in 2008, and Willard Mitt Romney in 2012.
Tehama County, along with neighboring counties, is located in the secessionist State of Jefferson.
Sequenced By Reference Number
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|Ide Adobe||1850||3040 Adobe Road||Red Bluff||California||12|
|Ide Adobe Plaque||1850||520 Adobe Road||Red Bluff||California||12|
|Brown Home||1864||135 Main Street||Red Bluff||California||117|
|Tehama County Courthouse||1856||2nd and D Streets||Tehama||California||183|
|Nomi Lackee Indian Reservation||1854||Osborn Road||Flournoy||California||357|
|Ide Adobe||1850||3040 Adobe Road||Red Bluff||National||1971001107|
|Odd Fellows Building||1882||342 Oak Street||Red Bluff||National||1976000537|
|Lassen Volcanic National Park Headquarters||1929||State Route 36||Mineral||National||1978000294|
|Cone and Kimball Building||1886||747 Main Street||Red Bluff||National||1979000564|
|Old Bank of America Building||1925||710 Main Street||Red Bluff||National||1980000873|
|Molino Lodge Building||1859||3rd and C Streets||Tehama||National||1980000874|
|Saint Mary's Parish||515 Main Street||Red Bluff||National||1982002278|
|Maywood Woman's Club||902 Marin Street||Corning||National||1992001301|
|Kraft Free Library||909 Jefferson Street||Red Bluff||National||2000000362|
|State Theatre||1946||333 Oak Street||Red Bluff||National||2002000372|
|Hotel Maywood||1899||1110 Solano Street||Corning||POI|
|Lassen Trail 1848-1849||State Route 36||Mill Creek||POI|
|Miners Inn||1882||1301 Solano Street||Corning||POI|
|Old Tehama County Jail||1894||3rd and C Streets||Tehama||POI|