Durham was founded by the Durham Family in 1917. It is named for W. W. Durham, member of the California State Assembly. The Durham House still stands today as a reminder of what Durham was back in its early years. The Durham House is a bed and breakfast as well as a wedding venue.
Durham was a town in which a railroad ran through and still does today. The railroad is what developed this town and kept it alive. The Durham Flour Mill, which burned down several times, was an integral part of this community.
Durham is well known for it's Almond and Walnut orchards, as well as it's tight nit community, and great schools system.
Durham is made up of only 2,242 homes spread out over a 81 sq miles, making it comfortably spaced out.