Jamesan, California

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Coordinates: 36°43′12″N 120°12′36″W / 36.72000°N 120.21000°W / 36.72000; -120.21000

Jamesan
Unincorporated community
Jamesan is located in California
Jamesan
Jamesan
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°43′12″N 120°12′36″W / 36.72000°N 120.21000°W / 36.72000; -120.21000
Country United States
State California
County Fresno County
Elevation[1] 177 ft (54 m)

Jamesan (formerly, Jamison and Jameson)[2] is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 8 miles (13 km) west of Kerman,[2] at an elevation of 177 feet (54 m).[1]

Jamison post office opened in 1893, the name was changed to Jameson in 1911, and the post office closed in 1912.[2] The name honors J.G. James, its first postmaster.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jamesan, 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. 1051. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.