Glendora is a village in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. The population was 285 at the 2000 census. Glendora was developed by European Americans as a small sawmill site. Logs were floated down the river from around the vicinity of Webb to be processed here; the first settlement developed two miles south of Glendora at Black Bayou. When the railroad was built through the territory in 1883, a station was located there and called Glendora; the town grew. A post office was established in 1900 and a voting precinct was established. Cane Lake Lumber Company built a large sawmill here which operated until 1909, it was moved to another site. In 1955, Elmer Kimbrell, a white man and killed Clinton Melton, an African-American resident, in front of three witnesses after an argument about how much gas Melton had pumped into Kimbrell's car. Kimbrell was acquitted by an all-white jury after a short trial. At this time, most blacks in Mississippi were still disenfranchised due to state barriers. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles, all land.
At the 2000 census, there were 69 households and 60 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,011.5 per square mile. There were 73 housing units at an average density of 515.2 per square mile. The racial makeup was 4.56% White, 92.28% African American, 0.70% Native American, 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.16% of the population. There were 69 households of which 55.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.0% were married couples living together, 50.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.6% were non-families. 8.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.13 and the average family size was 4.26. 41.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 15.4% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.7 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males. The median household income was $14,375 and the median family income was $11,875. Males had a median income of $17,500 compared with $11,250 for females; the per capita income for the village was $7,044. About 68.2% of families and 62.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 83.3% of those under the age of 18 and 40.0% of those 65 or over. The Village of Glendora is served by the West Tallahatchie School District. Sonny Boy Williamson, the influential blues musician, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Famer was born on a plantation near Glendora in 1912. Village of Glendora
Glendora is a city in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County, California, 23 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. As of the 2010 census, the population of Glendora was 50,073. Known as the "Pride of the Foothills", Glendora is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, its downtown area, known as the Glendora Village, has been voted as one of the best downtowns in the San Gabriel Valley. It hosts dozens of restaurants, cafes and boutiques along the main street, Glendora Avenue, with many community events scheduled throughout the year. A small town vibe combined with low crime rates and a high-ranking school district, has made the city an attractive choice for families in the region. Glendora celebrated its centennial as an incorporated city in 2011. Neighborhoods and residences in Glendora reflect the city's history and range from Queen Annes, to Folk Victorians, early 20th-century bungalows, to ranch style homes, to mid-rise Multi-family residential complexes, to modern mansions.
Glendora's most expensive neighborhoods contain many large, estate homes with sweeping views across the San Gabriel Valley to Downtown Los Angeles. These neighborhoods include Morgan Ranch, Gordon Highlands, Bluebird Hill, Silent Ranch, Oak Tree Rancho, Hidden Springs, Oakhart Estates, Easley Canyon Estates. Glendora is home to the exclusive Glendora Country Club, which includes a Robert Trent Jones Sr. 18-hole golf course, played by many professional golfers. Glendora is bordered by Azusa to the west, San Dimas to the east and south and the unincorporated community of Charter Oak to the south, the San Gabriel Mountains range to the north. Ygnacio Palomares received the 22,340-acre land grant Rancho San Jose from Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1837; the land included the present day cities of Pomona, Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora. Like so many cities in the San Gabriel Valley, Glendora was established on remote agricultural land when the area became connected to the outside world upon the completion of the Santa Fe Railway's main transcontinental line from Los Angeles to Chicago in May 1887.
Located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, Glendora was started on 300 acres that were subdivided and sold by George D. Whitcomb in late March 1887. On the first day of sale, 300 lots were sold. Whitcomb was the founder of the Whitcomb Locomotive Works in Chicago and Rochelle and had moved to California in the early 1880s, he devised the name Glendora by combining the name of his wife, Leadora Bennett Whitcomb, with the location of his home in a glen of the San Gabriel Mountains. In December 1907, the development of Glendora got a boost when passenger service opened on a new extension of the Pacific Electric Railway's Monrovia-Glendora line which provided service from downtown Glendora to the Pacific Electric Building at Sixth and Main in Downtown Los Angeles. Prior to its 1911 incorporation, Glendora's administrator occupied the office of President of Glendora; the downtown area as it appears now is the product of years of renovation and maintenance by the city. There once stood a movie theatre, various banks, playhouses but all were converted into more modern commercial buildings.
The original layout can be read about on the Downtown Glendora Historical Walk, by reading placards placed along Glendora Avenue. The original townsite was bounded by Sierra Madre Avenue on the north, Minnesota Avenue on the east, Ada Avenue and the railroad on the south, Pennsylvania Avenue on the west. Glendora used to be home to several military academies, which have since been converted into either churches or private school facilities; these academies included Brown Military Academy, now St. Lucy's Priory High School and Church of the Open Door on Sierra Madre, Harding Military Academy, whose property is now home to North Glendora Private, a prestigious private community adjacent to Easley Canyon atop Glendora Avenue. From 1960 to 1978, Glendora was home to Clokey Productions which produced 85 episodes of Gumby and 65 episodes of Davey and Goliath in town. In celebration of this history, Glendora hosted the first Gumby Fest in 2014 which brought thousands of people from around the country and Canada.
In 2015 the 2nd GumbyFest was held at Citrus College over an entire weekend. Several wildfires have affected the city in recent years, the most notable being the Colby Fire, which displaced hundreds of Glendora residents. A relief concert titled "Glendora Band Aid" was held shortly after the fire to help raise funds to assist the homeowners who lost their homes in the fire. Glendora has an active Chamber of Commerce, established in 1903; the mission of the Glendora Chamber is to provide tools and resources to assist the business community in prospering and adapting to the economic climate, while growing membership and promoting local purchasing. Glendora is located at 34°7′51″N 117°51′15″W; the city lies in the eastern end of the San Gabriel Valley between the San Gabriel Mountains range to the north and the South Hills to the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.6 square miles, of which 19.4 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles, or 0.84%, is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 50,073 people, 16,819 households, 12,866 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,581.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 17,145 housing units at an average density of 895.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 75.1% White, 1.9% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 8.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 5.2% from other races