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County Info

Area

  • Total 1,327 sq mi (3,440 km2)
  • Land 1,314 sq mi (3,400 km2)
  • Water 13 sq mi (30 km2)

Highest elevation[1]    7,451 ft (2,271 m)

Population (April 1, 2010)[2]

  • Total 28,122
  • Estimate (2016)[3] 28,085
  • Density 21/sq mi (8.2/km2)

History

Glenn County was formed in 1891 from parts of Colusa County. It was named for Hugh J. Glenn, who came to be the largest wheat farmer in the state during his lifetime and a man of great prominence in political and commercial life in California.[5][6]

Sheriffs

  • Peter Herman Clark (1 Mar 1891- 7 Nov 1894)
  • William H. Sale (7 Nov 1894- 7 Nov 1900)
  • Jack A. Bailey (7 Nov 1900- 7 Nov 1918)
  • Newt Collins (7 Nov 1918- 7 Nov 1922)
  • Roy D. Heard (7 Nov 1922- 7 Nov 1934)
  • Lawrence Atherton Braden (7 Nov 1934- 7 Nov 1940)
  • Roy D. Heard (7 Nov 1940- 7 Nov 1946)
  • Hal Singleton (7 Nov 1946- 27 Dec 1951)- Killed in Car Crash
  • Ben Karanig (27 Dec 1951- 7 Nov 1980)
  • Roger Roberts (7 Nov 1980- 7 Nov 1982)
  • Richard “Rick” Weaver (7 Nov 1982- 7 Nov 1984)
  • Louis K. Donnelley (7 Nov 1984- 7 Nov 1998)
  • Robert “Bob” Shadley (7 Nov 1998- 15 Mar 2005) – Resigned
  • Larry Jones (15 Mar 2005- 7 Nov 2014)
  • Richard L. Warren Jr. (7 Nov 2014- )