Davis grew into a Southern Pacific Railroad depot built in 1868. It was then known as “Davisville”, named after Jerome C. Davis, a prominent local farmer. However, the post office at Davisville shortened the town name to “Davis” in 1907. The name stuck, and the city of Davis was incorporated on March 28, 1917.
65,000 people, not including about 5,000 University of California students living on campus.
Growing Pains – City of Davis
Since launching in September 2004, KDRT – kdrt.org – has had tremendous impact the community. The first low-power FM (LPFM) station to be launched within a public-access television center, noncommercial KDRT.
Elsewhere on the Web
Yolo County Visitor Bureau: https://visityolo.com
Davis Downtown https://davisdowntown.com
One Day, One Place: Davis by bike