Coso (former settlement), California

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Former settlement
Coso is located in California
Coso is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°10′40″N 117°38′45″W / 36.17778°N 117.64583°W / 36.17778; -117.64583Coordinates: 36°10′40″N 117°38′45″W / 36.17778°N 117.64583°W / 36.17778; -117.64583
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County

Coso (also, Granite Springs) was a settlement in Inyo County, California.[1] It is located in the Coso Range 4 miles (6.4 km) east-southeast of Coso Peak.[1]

Dr. Darwin French discovered gold at the site in 1860.[1] The place was named Granite Springs in 1860.[1] The name Coso comes from the Coso people, local Native Americans.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1156. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.