Hornitos (HMQE4)

Location: Hornitos, CA 95325 Mariposa County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 30.15', W 120° 14.267'

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Welcome to one of the most famous ghost towns of the 1800's. Hornitos is Spanish for "Little Ovens". It got its name from the above ground graves that were shaped like little cooking ovens used in Mexico. During this time, population was about 15,000 and had the first Wells Fargo office in the county. $40,000 in gold was shipped to the mint daily. Hornitos was host to Joaquin Murietta, one of Calif. most colorful bandits. Hornitos is located in the S.W. part of Mariposa County. The county was the largest in California during the Gold Rush period (1849).
HM NumberHMQE4
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1954
Placed ByTown of Hornitos and E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 744169 N 4154203
Decimal Degrees37.50250000, -120.23778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.15', W 120° 14.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 9.00" N, 120° 14' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2894 High St, Hornitos CA 95325, US
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