Bagby, California

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Unincorporated community
Bagby is located in California
Bagby is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°36′43″N 120°08′07″W / 37.61194°N 120.13528°W / 37.61194; -120.13528Coordinates: 37°36′43″N 120°08′07″W / 37.61194°N 120.13528°W / 37.61194; -120.13528
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation[1] 830 ft (253 m)

Bagby is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on the north bank of the Merced River 9.5 miles (15 km) northeast of Hornitos,[2] at an elevation of 830 feet (253 m).[1] Lake McClure covers the original town site.[2]

A post office operated at Bagby from 1897 to 1951.[2] The name honors Benjamin A. Bagby, owner of the local hotel, store, and saloon.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bagby, 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. 742. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.