Kerman in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 2003 by Jim Savage Chapter 1852, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 42.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Southern Pacific Railroad marker series.
Location. 36° 43.233′ N, 120° 3.62′ W. Marker is in Kerman, California, in Fresno County. Marker is at the intersection of South Madera Avenue (State Highway 145) and West California Avenue, in the median on South Madera Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the end of Plaza Park, a park in the median of Madera Avenue (State Highway 145). Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 South Madera Avenue, Kerman CA 93630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles Sycamore Point (approx. 7 miles away but has been reported missing); John Charles Fremont (approx. 7.8 miles away); Forestiere Underground Gardens (approx. 11.6 miles away); Sierra Sky Park (approx. 13.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Plaza park has a less acceptable name from the past. Before it became the very nice lush green family oriented park it is now, it was known as "wino park".
Regarding Kerman. The story is that Kerchoff and Mansar combined their names to form the name Ker-Man for the city name. Additional research shows that Mansar may have been ethnically Persian. There is a much older town of Kerman in the country of Iran. It is likely Jacob Mansar had a little bit more pull with the name than Kerchoff had.
Also see . . . Kerman Photo History. Includes historic pictures of Plaza Park, Skaggs Bridge, and the steamboat J.R. McDonald along with the history of Kerman. (Submitted on September 3, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 1,035 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.