Athlone, California

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Athlone is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°12′29″N 120°21′29″W / 37.20806°N 120.35806°W / 37.20806; -120.35806Coordinates: 37°12′29″N 120°21′29″W / 37.20806°N 120.35806°W / 37.20806; -120.35806
CountryUnited States
CountyMerced County
Elevation207 ft (63 m)

Athlone is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 6 miles (9.7 km) west-southwest of Le Grand,[2] at an elevation of 207 feet (63 m).[1]

A post office was operated in Athlone from 1881 to 1905, with a closure during part of 1901, from 1906 to 1909, and from 1914 to 1937.[2]

Athlone was named after the Irish town of the same name, in County Westmeath Ireland.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Athlone, 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. 741. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.