Foresta, California

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Foresta
Unincorporated community
Foresta is located in California
Foresta
Foresta
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°41′54″N 119°45′19″W / 37.69833°N 119.75528°W / 37.69833; -119.75528Coordinates: 37°41′54″N 119°45′19″W / 37.69833°N 119.75528°W / 37.69833; -119.75528
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation[1] 4,314 ft (1,315 m)

Foresta (formerly, McCauley and Opim)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California, within Yosemite National Park.[1] It is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) northeast of El Portal,[2] at an elevation of 4,314 feet (1,315 m).[1]

The name comes from the Foresta Land Company, founded by A.B. Davis in 1913.[2] Davis built a resort at Foresta but abandoned it.[2]

The Opim post office operated there from 1882 to 1884.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Foresta, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 773-774. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.