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Richmond (/ˈrɪtʃmənd/ RICH-mənd) is a city in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. The city was incorporated on August 7, 1905.[14]

Located in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Richmond borders the cities of San Pablo, Albany, El Cerrito and Pinolein addition to the unincorporated communities of North Richmond,Hasford Heights, Kensington, El Sobrante, Bayview-Montalvin Manor,Tara Hills, and East Richmond Heights, and briefly San Francisco onRed Rock Island.

Under the McLaughlin Administration, Richmond was the largest city in the United States served by a Green Party mayor.[15] As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city’s population is at 103,710.

The Ohlone Indians were the first inhabitants of the Richmond area, settling an estimated 5,000 years ago.[16]

The name “Richmond” appears to predate actual incorporation by more than fifty years. Edmund Randolph, originally from Richmond, Virginia, represented the city of San Francisco when California’s first legislature met in San Jose in December 1849, and he became state assemblyman from San Francisco.

His loyalty to the town of his birth caused him to persuade a federal surveying party mapping the San Francisco Bay to place the names “Point Richmond” and “Richmond” on an 1854 geodetic coast map, which was the geodetic map at the terminal selected by the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railroad; and by 1899 maps made by the railroad carried the name “Point Richmond Avenue,” designating a county road that later became Barrett Avenue, a central street in Richmond. READ MORE AT WIKIPEDIA.ORG.


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