Bridgeport, Mariposa County, California

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Bridgeport
Unincorporated community
Bridgeport is located in California
Bridgeport
Bridgeport
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°26′00″N 120°00′16″W / 37.43333°N 120.00444°W / 37.43333; -120.00444Coordinates: 37°26′00″N 120°00′16″W / 37.43333°N 120.00444°W / 37.43333; -120.00444
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation[1] 1,499 ft (457 m)

Bridgeport (until 1852, Suckertown)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on Agua Fria Creek 5 miles (8 km) east of Catheys Valle,[2] at an elevation of 1499 feet (457 m).[1]

Originally called Suckertown, Andrew Church opened a store in 1852 and bestowed its current name.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bridgeport, Mariposa County, 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. 750. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.