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Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Sonoma County  /  Windsor
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Things to do: wineries, shopping
Windsor is an incorporated town in Sonoma County, California, United States. It is situated north of Santa Rosa. The population was 26,801 as of the 2010 census.GeographyWindsor is located on U.S. Route 101 in the Russian River valley, about southeast of Healdsburg, California.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.3sqmi, 99.66% of it land and 0.34% of it water. Windsor is from the Russian River.HistoryFoundingWindsor's first European settlers arrived in 1851. In 1855, Hiram Lewis, a Pony Express rider, became the town's first postmaster. He named the town Windsor because it reminded him of the grounds around Windsor Castle, a medieval castle from his home country of England. In 1855, a post office was established in Windsor. The following year, a business enterprise was built in eastern Windsor, which included a goods store, a shoe shop, a grocery and meat market, a saloon, a hotel, a boarding house, and two confectionery shops. A railroad was completed in the town in 1872.
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