Briceburg, California

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Unincorporated community
Bridge over the Merced River at Briceburg
Briceburg is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°36′18″N 119°58′01″W / 37.60500°N 119.96694°W / 37.60500; -119.96694Coordinates: 37°36′18″N 119°58′01″W / 37.60500°N 119.96694°W / 37.60500; -119.96694
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation[1] 1,138 ft (347 m)

Briceburg (formerly, Bear Creek)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on the Merced River near the confluence with Bear Creek, 5 miles (8 km) north-northwest of Midpines,[2] at an elevation of 1138 feet (347 m).[1] It is accessed via a bridge over the Merced River that connects Highway 140 with Briceburg Road.

The name honors William M. Brice, who built a store at the location in 1926.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Briceburg, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 749-750. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.