Near Ballarat in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
following the discovery of the Radcliff Mine
in Pleasant Canyon
Its namesake was the famous gold city
in Victoria Australia
it was never a very large town
It served Panamint Valley and Death Valley
as a miners supply and recreation center
Ballarat's colorful life ebbed
with the closing of the post office in 1917
Location. 36° 2.825′ N, 117° 13.532′ W. Marker is near Ballarat, California, in Inyo County. Marker can be reached from Ballarat Road west of Wingate Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trona CA 93592, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Ballarat (approx. 3.3 miles away); Panamint City (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Ballarat (approx. 3.3 miles away); Skidoo Pipeline (approx. 14.8 miles away); Charcoal Kilns (approx. 16.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Death Valley's Ballarat Ghost Town. (Submitted on December 31, 2011.)
2. A Video of Ballarat. This short video tells the story of a couple of Ballarat desert characters. (Submitted on January 1, 2012.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.