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

Agua Fria

 
 
Aqua Fria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
1. Aqua Fria Marker
Inscription. One fourth mile north of Carson Creek, tributary of Agua Fria, was located Agua Fria, first county seat of Mariposa County in 1850-1851 one of original 27 counties in California. Until 1852, while mining was main industry of region, Mariposa County comprised 1/6 of the state and included all of what is now Merced, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Kern Counties. Town of Mariposa became seat of government in 1852 & the courthouse was completed in 1854.
 
Erected 1954 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Mariposa Parlor No. 63, Californis State Park Commission. (Marker Number 518.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 28.866′ N, 120° 0.646′ W. Marker is in 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 (approx.
Aqua Fria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2011
2. Aqua Fria Marker
0.6 miles away); 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. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mariposa.
 
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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 564 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 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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