Mount Bullion, Mariposa County, California

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Mount Bullion
Unincorporated community
Gold on quartz, Mockingbird Mine near Mt. Bullion
Gold on quartz, Mockingbird Mine near Mt. Bullion
Mount Bullion is located in California
Mount Bullion
Mount Bullion
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°30′26″N 120°02′42″W / 37.50722°N 120.04500°W / 37.50722; -120.04500Coordinates: 37°30′26″N 120°02′42″W / 37.50722°N 120.04500°W / 37.50722; -120.04500
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation[1] 2,152 ft (656 m)

Mount Bullion (formerly, Princeton and La Mineta)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Bear Valley,[2] at an elevation of 2152 feet (656 m).[1]

A post office operated at Mount Bullion from 1862 to 1955, with a closure for a period during 1887.[2] The place was first named La Mineta (for little mine).[2] Then it was called Princeton for the Princeton Mine nearby.[2] Finally, the name Mount Bullion was applied in honor of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, whose nickname was "Old Bullion" due to his fiscal policies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mount Bullion, Mariposa County, California
  2. ^ a b c d e f Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 806. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.