Founded in 1858 and with a current population of nearly 60,000, Petaluma is located in Sonoma County, just 32 miles north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Centrally located on Highway 101 (North/South) and Highway 116 (East/West), Petaluma, CA is an ideal home base to explore Sonoma County's wine country, the redwoods, the California coastline, Point Reyes National Seashore and the entire Bay Area.
The Petaluma Valley has seen a succession of populations, beginning with the Petaluma Native Americans, Spanish explorers, and Mexican vaqueros.
The Petaluma River was once the third most commercially trafficked waterway in California. For more about Petaluma CA check out visitor information www.visitpetaluma.com, Petaluma statistics US Census Petaluma, and what's going on www.petalumaonline.com.