Place:Stratford, Kings, California, United States


TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates36.19°N 119.824°W
Located inKings, California, United States
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Stratford (formerly, Stratton)[1] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kings County, California, United States. Stratford is located southwest of Hanford, at an elevation of 203 feet (62 m).[1] It is part of the HanfordCorcoran Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,277 at the 2010 census, up from 1,264 at the 2000 census.

The town was originally named Stratton in 1901 for William Stratton of the Empire Land and Water Company. The name was changed to Stratford in 1906 due to the efforts of the local women's club.

The first post office at Stratford opened in 1910.[2]

Stratford was once the home of Irigaray's, a famous Basque restaurant that is now closed.

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