Scott Robarge Merced

The City of Merced was established in 1872.  Because of the importance of rail transportation and the Central Pacific Railroad, Merced became an important center of activity in the Central Valley.  In 1875, a new courthouse was completed in Merced, now home to the Courthouse Museum.  With over 70,000 residents, Merced is still making history.  The University of California Merced is the newest school in the California public university system.