Bowman, California

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Unincorporated community
Bowman is located in California
Bowman is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°56′31″N 121°02′51″W / 38.94194°N 121.04750°W / 38.94194; -121.04750Coordinates: 38°56′31″N 121°02′51″W / 38.94194°N 121.04750°W / 38.94194; -121.04750
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 493 m (1,617 ft)

Bowman is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Bowman is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 3.25 miles (5.2 km) north-northeast of Auburn.[2] It lies at an elevation of 1617 feet (493 m).[1]

The Bowman post office opened in 1893.[2] The name honors Harry Hosington Bowman, fruit grower.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bowman, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 453. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.