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Encyclopedia > Gilroy, California
City of Gilroy
Nickname: "Garlic Capital of the World"
Motto: We Are Garlic
Location of Gilroy within Santa Clara County
Coordinates: 37°0′43″N, 121°34′48″W
Country United States of America
State California
County Santa Clara
Incorporated March 12, 1870
Mayor Al Pinheiro
City Administrator Jay Baksa
Area  
 - City 41.1 km²  (15.9 sq mi)
 - Land 41.1 km²  (15.9 sq mi)
 - Water 0.02 km² (0.01 sq mi)  0.06%
Population  
 - City (2000) 41,464
 - Density 1,010.1/km² (2,615.2/sq mi)
  United States Census Bureau
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.ci.gilroy.ca.us/

Gilroy (IPA: [gɪlɹɔɪ]) is the southmost city in Santa Clara County, California, USA. According to the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 41,464. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the city experienced a sharp increase in new construction, both residential and retail, due to the easing of growth restrictions by the city council. While providing more tax dollars to the city this boom of new development has caused the reduction of open spaces around the city as well as a gradual reduction of agricultural land. Gilroy is well known for its garlic crop; the Gilroy Garlic Festival occurs annually, featuring various garlicky foods including garlic ice cream. Gilroy also produces mushrooms in considerable quantity. // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Bobby, Rab, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all short for Robert). ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (950x500, 36 KB) [edit] Summary Gilroy highlighted in the map of Santa Clara County, California, USA, with County highlighted in California. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including both internationally recognized and generally unrecognized independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... 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The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Binomial name Allium sativum L. Garlic (Allium sativum) is a perennial plant in the family Alliaceae and genus Allium, closely related to the onion, shallot, and leek. ... The Gilroy Garlic Festival is the largest food festival in the United States, held annually in Gilroy, California on the last full weekend in July at Christmas Hill Park. ... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... The relative sizes of the Cap (pileus) and Stalk (stipe) vary widely. ...


Approximately eight miles northeast of Gilroy, via Gilroy Hot Springs Road, lies the famous Victorian resort Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, a California Historical Landmark. Gilroy also is home to the Gilroy Premium Outlets, a gigantic shopping mall consisting entirely of outlet stores. Well known Gilroy residents include Jeff Garcia, Paul Lacoste, and influential garlic farmer Don Christopher. Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Ascension to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian Era of Great Britain marked the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Main Lodge Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs is a California Historical Landmark property near Gilroy, California, famed for its mineral hot springs and historic development by early settlers and Japanese immigrants. ... California Historical Landmarks (CHLs) are buildings, structures, sites, or places in the state of California that have been determined to have statewide historical significance by meeting at least one of the criteria listed below: approved for designation by the County Board of Supervisors or the City/Town Council in whose... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paul Lacoste can refer to: Paul Lacoste (football player), the Canadian football player. ...


Long-time local landmarks include Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park, formerly Treehaven, (a venue for corporate picnics and birthday parties). The park is located along SR152 west of town. Past Bonfante Gardens on SR152 about 12 driving miles west of town is Mount Madonna County Park. Another large presence is the Gilroy Foods plant at 37°00′06″N, 121°32′27″W. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE ? Legend < Route 151 Route 153 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic California State Route 152 is a state highway in California, USA, running from Watsonville to California State Route 99 near Chowchilla. ...


Cattle, garlic, and strawberrys, occupy acres toward Hollister and San Martin. There has been intense debate over growth problems in the area, especially highway congestion. Several proposals to improve eastbound SR156 are stalled because of funding concerns. San Martin is a census-designated place and an unincorporated town located in Santa Clara County, California. ...

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History

The community was reportedly named for John Cameron Gilroy, one of the first area settlers of European ancestry.


There are a number of extant historical buildings dating from the mid nineteenth century. Built in 1857, the Christian Church at 160 Fifth Street is the oldest wood framed church in Santa Clara County in continuous use. Blacksmith George Eustice house at 213 Fifth Street was constructed in 1869; Eustice was a Civil War Veteran who fought at Gettysburg. Samuel Moore was the long time Gilroy postmaster, whose home was built in the 1870s at 7151 Church Street [1]. Nearby to the northeast is the historic resort site Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, developed in the late 1800s. A blacksmith A blacksmith at work A blacksmith at work A blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by forging the metal; i. ... Gettysburg may refer to: Places Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Gettysburg Battlefield, the National Military Park administered by the National Park Service. ... If you are looking for different meanings of this word, see Postmaster (disambiguation) A postmaster is a term used in post offices to denote the head or master of the office. ... Main Lodge Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs is a California Historical Landmark property near Gilroy, California, famed for its mineral hot springs and historic development by early settlers and Japanese immigrants. ...


Telephony history

Continental Telephone offered manual telephone service until the arrival of dial phones in the late 1940s. Manual service in Gilroy used magneto phones which required the user to turn a crank in order to generate ringing battery, ringing the operator's switchboard. There were dry cell batteries inside the phones to provide talk battery. A Verizon Central Office in Lakeland, Florida at night. ...


Some manual service in rural Gilroy was on party lines with complicated ringing schemes. Users heard their own rings and rings directed at other party line users. In theory, subscribers only answered their own ring. One rancher reported his ring to be, "two long and two short." You could call someone on your own party line if you knew their ring. If their ring was "two short," for example, you would turn the magneto crank to generate two short rings and then wait on the line. If you didn't know their ring, the operator would help you. Some manual service customers had private lines. With the acquisition of ConTel by General Telephone in the 1980s, Gilroy now has service from Verizon. General Telephone, also known as GTE, is now called Verizon. Politics In politics, the line or the party line is an English language idiom for a political party or social movements canon agenda, as well as specific ideological elements specific to the organizations partisanship. ...


Environmental features and Geography

Location of Gilroy, in Santa Clara County, California, USA
Location of Gilroy, in Santa Clara County, California, USA

Contributing to environmental noise are primarily U.S. Route 101, El Camino Real, Leavesley Road and other major arterials. The number of people exposed to sound levels above 60 CNEL is approximately 4000[2]. Adapted from Wikipedias CA county maps by Bumm13. ... Environmental Noise, is unwanted sound, which may cause either nuisance or damage to health. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ...


Gilroy is located at 37°0′43″N, 121°34′48″W (37.012048, -121.580080)GR1. It is approximately 60 km (37 mi) south of San Jose, California on U.S. Route 101 and 24 km (15 mi) inland from the Pacific Coast. Lying in a southern extension of the Santa Clara Valley at an elevation of about 61 m (200 ft) above MSL, it is bounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the Diablo Range to the east. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.1 km² (15.9 mi²). 41.1 km² (15.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.06% is water. Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the United States 2000 CensusGR2, there were 41,464 people, 11,869 households, and 9,590 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,010.1/km² (2,615.2/mi²). There were 12,152 housing units at an average density of 296.0/km² (766.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 58.91% White, 1.80% African American, 1.59% Native American, 4.37% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 27.73% from other races, and 5.35% from two or more races. 53.78% of the population were Hispanic. The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 11,869 households out of which 47.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.46 and the average family size was 3.74. The age distribution is: 32.6% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $62,135, and the median income for a family was $65,330. Males had a median income of $45,759 versus $34,710 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,071. 10.4% of the population and 7.3% of families were below the poverty line. 12.8% of those under 18 and 6.5% of those 65 and older are below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Sister Cities

Gilroy has six sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Country Italy Region Emilia-Romagna Province Province of Piacenza (PC) Mayor Elevation 40 m Area 46. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Takko (&#30000;&#23376;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Sannohe District, Aomori, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Tecate. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Azores. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region A.R. of Azores  - Subregion A.R. of Azores  - District or A.R. A.R. of Azores Mayor José Cardoso  - Party PS Area 239. ... Location Motto of the autonomous region: Antes morrer livres que em paz sujeitos (Portuguese: To die free rather than to be subjugated in peace) Official language Portuguese Capitals Ponta Delgada (Presidency of the autonomous government), Angra do Heroísmo (Supreme Court), Horta (Legislative Assembly) Other towns Praia da Vitória... Image File history File links Flag_of_Palau. ... Palau boatyard on Malakal Island, August 1973 Koror is the state comprising the main commercial center of the country of Palau. ...

Parks and recreation

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE ? Legend < Route 151 Route 153 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic California State Route 152 is a state highway in California, USA, running from Watsonville to California State Route 99 near Chowchilla. ...

References

  1. ^ Santa Clara County Heritage Resource Inventory, Santa Clara County Historical Heritage Commission, published by Santa Clara County, San Jose, Ca., June, 1979
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, Ballard George and Marc Papineau, Noise Element of the General Plan, Earth Metrics, published by the city of Gilroy (1982)

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