Fruto, California

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Coordinates: 39°35′24″N 122°27′00″W / 39.59000°N 122.45000°W / 39.59000; -122.45000

Fruto is located in California
Location in California
Fruto is located in the United States
Fruto (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°35′24″N 122°27′00″W / 39.59000°N 122.45000°W / 39.59000; -122.45000
CountryUnited States
CountyGlenn County
Elevation610 ft (186 m)
West Side and Mendocino Railroad 1917 with Fruto as the western terminus

Fruto is an unincorporated community in Glenn County, California.[1] It is located 14 miles (23 km) west-northwest of Willows,[2] at an elevation of 610 feet (186 m).[1] It is located along State Route 162.

The Southern Pacific Railroad once had a depot, machine shed, small yard, and turntable at Fruto. The branch from Willows ran 17 miles, mainly along State Route 162. The branch was removed in 1951, except for a six-mile portion outside Willows which is owned by the California Northern Railroad and serves a fiberglass plant. A post office operated at Fruto from 1888 to 1953.[2]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Fruto has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fruto, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 239. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Fruto, California