Big Bar, Calaveras County, California

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For the community formerly called Big Bar in Calaveras County, see Mokelumne Hill, California.

Coordinates: 38°18′43″N 120°43′12″W / 38.31194°N 120.72000°W / 38.31194; -120.72000

Big Bar
Unincorporated community
Big Bar is located in California
Big Bar
Big Bar
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°18′43″N 120°43′12″W / 38.31194°N 120.72000°W / 38.31194; -120.72000
Country United States
State California
County Calaveras County
Elevation[1] 630 ft (192 m)
Reference no. 41

Big Bar (also, Upper Bar and Upper Ferry[2]) is an unincorporated community in Calaveras County, California. It lies at an elevation of 630 feet (192 m).

Big Bar is on the Mokelumne River and a ferry (the "Whale Boat Ferry") operated here from 1850 to either 1852 or 1853.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Big Bar, Calaveras County, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 746. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.