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Near Mariposa in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Townsite of Agua Fria, California

 
 
The Townsite of Agua Fria, California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
1. The Townsite of Agua Fria, California Marker
Inscription. 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
 
Erected 1990.
 
Location. 37° 29.238′ N, 120° 1.17′ W. Marker is near Mariposa, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on Aqua Fria Road 0.4 miles north of California Highway 140, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5086 Aqua Fria Road, 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. Agua Fria (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Agua Fria (approx. 0.6 miles away); La Mineta 1850 - Princeton 1854 - Mount Bullion 1862
The townsite of Agua Fria and marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
2. The townsite of Agua Fria and marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Mariposa Museum and History Center (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mariposa County Court House (approx. 2.9 miles away); A Shrine to Justice in California (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Mariposa County Court House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Mariposa County Courthouse (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mariposa.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Aqua Fria. (Submitted on August 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Ghosttowns: Aqua Fria. (Submitted on August 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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