Near Mariposa in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Aqua Fria was the first county seat from Feb. 18, 1850 to Nov. 10. 1851. During this time the town consisted of about a dozen stores, Three Card Monte, Faro tables, a billiard room, hotel and bowling alley.
The town of Aqua Fria soon declined, when in 1852 the town of Mariposa became the seat of government. On June 22, 1866 a fire broke out which destroyed the entire town and it was never rebuilt.
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 28.87′ N, 120° 0.64′ W. Marker is near Mariposa, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on State Highway 140 east of Yaqui Gulch Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4260 Highway 140, Mariposa CA 95338, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Agua Fria (a few steps from this marker); The Townsite of Agua Fria, California Mariposa Museum and History Center (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mariposa County Court House (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Mariposa County Court House (approx. 2.4 miles away); A Shrine to Justice in California (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mariposa County Courthouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mariposa Independent Order Odd Fellows Hall (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mariposa.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
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