Bridgeport, Mariposa County, California

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Unincorporated community
Bridgeport is located in California
Location in California
Bridgeport is located in the US
Bridgeport (the US)
Coordinates: 37°26′00″N 120°00′16″W / 37.43333°N 120.00444°W / 37.43333; -120.00444Coordinates: 37°26′00″N 120°00′16″W / 37.43333°N 120.00444°W / 37.43333; -120.00444
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation[1] 1,499 ft (457 m)

Bridgeport (until 1852, Suckertown)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on Agua Fria Creek 5 miles (8 km) east of Catheys Valle,[2] at an elevation of 1499 feet (457 m).[1]

Originally called Suckertown, Andrew Church opened a store in 1852 and bestowed its current name.[2]


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