Introduction to Atwater, California
Atwater, California, in Merced county, is 7 miles NW of Merced, California (center to center) and 62 miles NW of Fresno, California. The city is located in the Merced metropolitan area. Atwater has a population of 28,742.
Atwater's history dates back to the late 1800s when M. D. Atwater was one of the largest land owners of the area. He had a huge contribution in developing the agricultural community of the area, and the place was named after him. Two of the other influences on the area include the Highway 99, and the Castle Air Force Base which was set up in 1941 as an aircrew training facility by the US Army. The City of Atwater was incorporated in 1922.
Atwater and nearby Attractions
- Atwater Branch Merced County Library
- Castle Air Museum
- Veterans Memorial Building
- Rancho Del Rey Golf Course
- Atwater Memorial Ballpark
- Holy Cross Lutheran Church