Glenn County is primarily an agricultural community with mountains on the west, the Interstate 5 corridor taking you through rich farm land, and the Sacramento River bounding the east side of the County. Glenn County has a
population of 29,434. With over 1,188 farms, agriculture remains the primary source of Glenn County's economy. Major commodities include rice, almonds, milk products, prunes and livestock. Glenn County was incorporated on March 5, 1891. The County seat, Willows, was created March 11, 1891. Glenn County was developed out of the northern portion of Colusa County and was named for Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, who was the largest wheat farmer in the state during his lifetime, and a man of great
prominence in political and commercial life in California.
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