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INCORPORATION DATE: 1852
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: General Law
TULARE: The county seat is Visalia. Created on April 20, 1852. Commandante Fages, while hunting for deserters in 1772, discovered a great lake surrounded by marshes and filled with rushes which he named Los Tules (the tules). It is from this lake that the county derives its name. The root of the name Tulare is found in the Mexican word tullin, designating cattail or similar reeds.