Oxalis, California

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Coordinates: 36°54′43″N 120°33′00″W / 36.91194°N 120.55000°W / 36.91194; -120.55000

Oxalis
Unincorporated community
Oxalis is located in California
Oxalis
Oxalis
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°54′43″N 120°33′00″W / 36.91194°N 120.55000°W / 36.91194; -120.55000
Country United States
State California
County Fresno County
Elevation[1] 138 ft (42 m)

Oxalis is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 6.5 miles (10 km) northwest of Firebaugh,[2] at an elevation of 138 feet (42 m).[1]

Officials of the railroad bestowed the name Oxalis, which is the Latin name for wood sorrel.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oxalis, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1085. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.