Wheatland, California

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Coordinates: 39°00′36″N 121°25′23″W / 39.01°N 121.42306°W / 39.01; -121.42306

Wheatland is a city in Yuba County, California, United States. The population was 2,275 at the 2000 census. Wheatland is located 12.5 miles (20 km) southeast of Marysville.[1] It is most commonly known to Northern Californians as the home of Sleep Train Amphitheatre, an open-air 18,500 seat venue for music and other performing artists.

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Geography

Wheatland is located at 39°00′36″N 121°25′23″W / 39.01°N 121.42306°W / 39.01; -121.42306.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

History

Wheatland is located on the Rancho Johnson Mexican land grant. A post office opened in 1866.[1] Wheatland incorporated in 1874.[1]

Wheatland was home to a significant Chinese American community in the 1860s, but all of the Chinese American residents were driven out of town in a series of violent confrontations in February 1886.[3]

In 1888, Edward P. Duplex was elected Mayor, the first black man to be elected mayor of a Western United States City. His original barbershop stands today on Main street.

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