That's right, Stanford University has its own zip code (94305 if I'm not mistaken). Home of the first US web site (created by SLAC), Stanford also gave rise to such companies as eBay, Hewlett Packard, Google, Cisco, and Yahoo.
Stanford opened its doors on the first of October in 1891 after six years of planning and construction. It was founded by Jane and Leland Stanford, in memory of their son, Leland Jr, who died at 15 of typhoid fever in 1884. Stanford was one of the few coeducational and nondenominational private universities of its time. In addition to donating huge wads of cash, the Stanfords also granted the university their Palo Alto Stock Farm, weighing in at over 8000 acres.