Burrel, California

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Coordinates: 36°29′18″N 119°59′07″W / 36.48833°N 119.98528°W / 36.48833; -119.98528

Burrel
Unincorporated community
Burrel is located in California
Burrel
Burrel
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°29′18″N 119°59′07″W / 36.48833°N 119.98528°W / 36.48833; -119.98528
Country United States
State California
County Fresno County
Elevation[1] 203 ft (62 m)

Burrel (formerly, Burrell) is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Fresno,[2] at an elevation of 203 feet (62 m).[1]

Burrel is located midway between California State Route 99 and Interstate 5.[3]

The place is named for Cuthbert Burrel, owner of a nearby ranch.[2] In the 1850s and 1860s, nearby Elkhorn Station functioned as a stage stop.[2] A post office was established at Burrel in 1912,[2] but was eventually shut down, with mail now routed through nearby Riverdale.

Burrel's only school is Burrel Union Elementary, which is Kindergarten through 8th grades. Students in the district usually attend high school in Riverdale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burrel, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1009. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Burrel, California CA Community Profile: City Data, Resources, Maps