The Townsite of Agua Fria, California

The Townsite of Agua Fria, California (HMV8M)

Location: Mariposa, CA 95338 Mariposa County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 29.238', W 120° 1.17'

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This mining town became the seat of justice of Mariposa County when on February 18,1850, the State Legislature divided the state into 27 counties. Mariposa County the comprised one-fifth of the entire state and included what are Mariposa, Tulare, Merced, Fresno, Kern, Madera, and portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Inyo, Mono, and San Benito Counties. As a result of election on September 3, 1851, Mariposa became the seat of government on November 10, 1851.
Aqua Fria overlays the town's main street. On June 22, 1866, the entire town, about 75 buildings, was consumed by fire. The residents did not own the land, hence the town was never re-built.
Revised 1990
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HM NumberHMV8M
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Year Placed1990
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 6:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 763522 N 4153105
Decimal Degrees37.48730000, -120.01950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 29.238', W 120° 1.17'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 29' 14.28" N, 120° 1' 10.20" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5021-5457 Agua Fria Rd, Mariposa CA 95338, US
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