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  1. Modesto ( Spanish for '"modest"') [9] is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. With a population of 218,464 at the 2020 census, it is the 19th largest city in the state of California and forms part of the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto Combined Statistical Area.

  2. Modesto is located in Northern California, 90 miles north of Fresno, 92 miles east of San Francisco, 68 miles south of the state capital of Sacramento, and 66 miles west of Yosemite National Park. Modesto, a 29-time Tree City USA honoree, is surrounded by rich farmland, lending to a ranking for the county as 6th among all California counties in farm production.

  3. Modesto, city, seat (1871) of Stanislaus county, central California, U.S. It is situated on the Tuolumne River in the northern San Joaquin Valley, 94 miles (151 km) southeast of San Francisco. Founded in 1870 by the Central Pacific Railroad, it was named Modesto (Spanish: “Modesty”) when W.C. Ralston, a railway director, “modestly” declined to have the community named in his honour.

  4. Modesto was founded as one of the San Joaquin Valley’s railroad towns. In the late 1860s, Collis Huntington, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker (the “Big Four”) announced plans to construct a railroad down the San Joaquin Valley to connect the northern and southern portions of the state. They decided to extend the Central Pacific Railroad, but were unable to secure land grants to finance construction, as they had for the recently-completed Transcontinental Railroad.

  5. Modesto in Stanislaus County (California) with it's 211,266 inhabitants is located in United States about 2,363 mi (or 3,803 km) west of Washington DC, the country's capital. Local time in Modesto is now 12:09 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named America / Los Angeles with an UTC offset of -7 hours.

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