Historical illustration of Glenn County from CSU, Chico Special Collections

Photograph shows a portrait of Dr. H.J. Glenn. The original of this painting hangs in the city library, it was rescued by Librarian Elizabeth Eubank when the court house was being renovated some years ago. Given to city librarian by Ella Glenn Leonard. - Ethel Baker.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 (right), 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. Glenn County has a population of 26,950.

Photos courtesy of CSU, Chico Digital Collections

Glenn Farm, Illustration. A California harvest scene - view of Geo. W. Hoag's patent mammoth combination grain harvester at work on Dr. H.J. Glenn's farm, Colusa County, California. From a painting by Andrew P. Hill done in 1828.