Briceburg, California

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Briceburg
Unincorporated community
Bridge over the Merced River at Briceburg
Bridge over the Merced River at Briceburg
Briceburg is located in California
Briceburg
Briceburg
Briceburg is located in USA
Briceburg
Briceburg
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°36′18″N 119°58′01″W / 37.60500°N 119.96694°W / 37.60500; -119.96694Coordinates: 37°36′18″N 119°58′01″W / 37.60500°N 119.96694°W / 37.60500; -119.96694
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation[1] 1,138 ft (347 m)

Briceburg (formerly, Bear Creek)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on the Merced River near the confluence with Bear Creek, 5 miles (8 km) north-northwest of Midpines,[2] at an elevation of 1138 feet (347 m).[1] It is accessed via a bridge over the Merced River that connects Highway 140 with Briceburg Road.

The name honors William M. Brice, who built a store at the location in 1926.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Briceburg, 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. 749-750. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.