Clearing House, California

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Clearing House
Unincorporated community
Clearing House is located in California
Clearing House
Clearing House
Clearing House is located in the US
Clearing House
Clearing House
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°39′54″N 119°52′03″W / 37.66500°N 119.86750°W / 37.66500; -119.86750Coordinates: 37°39′54″N 119°52′03″W / 37.66500°N 119.86750°W / 37.66500; -119.86750
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation[1] 1,555 ft (474 m)

Clearing House (formerly, Clearinghouse) is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on the north bank of the Merced River 5 miles (8 km) west of El Portal,[2] at an elevation of 1555 feet (474 m).[1]

The Clearinghouse post office operated from 1913 to 1933.[2] The place name comes from the Clearinghouse Mine, so named as it was an exchange place for gold bullion and certificates during the Panic of 1907.[2] Clearing House has been noted for its unusual place name.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clearing House, 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. 759. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.