About This Place
Corning is a city in Tehama County, California, two hours north of Sacramento and one half hour northwest of Chico California United States. The population was 7,663 at the 2010 census, up from 6,741 at the 2000 census. The City has the most I-5 trucking and traveler services south of Medford, Oregon and north of Bakersfield, California. It is best known to travelers as the Olive City with its landmark business, the "Olive Pit", serving travelers for several generations at the Corning Road / Solano Ave interchange of Interstate 5. There you can find specialty olives, olive oil, olive products and food. Corning is also known for "the place to deal" through its regional Auto and Truck Dealerships providing Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler. Corning is home to Lindsay brand Olives (Bell Carter Foods). More recently, Corning has become the center of the California boutique olive oil industry with three separately owned gourmet olive oil presses in operation at Corning Olive Oil Company and Lucero Olive Oil in Corning, and Pacific Sun in nearby Gerber; all are award winning products. There are also automotive and diesel service and repair businesses available along with lodging at eight motor hotels and motels close to services within the city and two more motor hotels located on the grounds of the Rolling Hills Casino 1-1/2 miles south on I-5.
Corning is located at 39°55′34″N 122°10′50″W / 39.92611°N 122.18056°W / 39.92611; -122.18056 (39.926182, -122.180489).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.55 square miles (9.19 km²), all of it land.