Lone Star, Fresno County, California

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Coordinates: 36°42′02″N 119°40′52″W / 36.70056°N 119.68111°W / 36.70056; -119.68111

Lone Star
Unincorporated community
Lone Star is located in California
Lone Star
Lone Star
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°42′02″N 119°40′52″W / 36.70056°N 119.68111°W / 36.70056; -119.68111
Country United States
State California
County Fresno County
Elevation[1] 318 ft (97 m)

Lone Star (formerly, Lonestar) is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 3.25 miles (5 km) east-northeast of Malaga,[2] at an elevation of 318 feet (97 m).[1]

The Lonestar post office operated from 1891 to 1895 and from 1900 to 1910.[2] The place was named by the first settlers after their former home state, Texas (the Lone Star State).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lone Star, Fresno 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. 1065. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.