Berenda, California

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Unincorporated community
Berenda is located in California
Berenda is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°02′25″N 120°09′13″W / 37.04028°N 120.15361°W / 37.04028; -120.15361Coordinates: 37°02′25″N 120°09′13″W / 37.04028°N 120.15361°W / 37.04028; -120.15361
Country United States
State California
County Madera County
Elevation[1] 253 ft (77 m)

Berenda (Berrenda is Spanish for "female antelope"; formerly, Berendo, Berrenda, and Berrendo) is an unincorporated community in Madera County, California.[1] It is located on the north bank of Berenda Creek 3.3 miles (5.3 km) southeast of Fairmead and 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Madera, at an elevation of 253 feet (77 m).[1] Berenda is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad.[2]

The Berendo post office opened in 1873, closed for a period in 1881, changed its name to Berenda in 1919, and closed in 1935.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Berenda, 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. 745. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.