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Railroad came to this area in 1886, with small ranch homes built by developers and a town was born. Originally the town was known as Crocker, after Charles F. Crocker, a vice president of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Crocker declined the honor of having a town named after him and chose Templeton, the name of his 2-year-old son, instead.
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elevation: 800' population: 8,000 zip code: 93465


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San Luis Obispo County
N of San Luis Obispo
on Hwy 101 @ jct 46



  • biking
  • camping
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • wineries
  • wildflowers
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Morro Strand State Beach
  • Morro Bay State Park
  • Salinas River
  • Vineyard Dog Park
  • Santa Margarita Lake
  • Templeton Community Park
  • Templeton Historical Museum
  • templeton campgrounds

    Morro Bay State Park Campground
    Morro Strand State Beach Camping
    San Simeon Camping
    Montana de Oro Campground
    Santa Margarita Lake

    tent camping

    Small western ranch kinda town along the main railway, which parallels US Hwy 101 on the California Central Coast inland valley. Many restaurants and shops on Main Street village, but the place can seem like a ghost town on a Sunday. Ranches, farming, and a nice big community park w/ swimming pool. Winery tours & tasting are very popular in this region.

    nearby towns:
    Paso Robles
    San Luis Obispo
    Morro Bay
    local links:

    Templeton Chamber of Commerce

    Natures Touch Harvest & Nursery
    Jack Creek Farms
    Ag Adventures - Central Coast Agritourism
    Trader Joe's Market
    Farmers Market: SAT. 9AM - Noon
    McPhee's Grill

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