Darrah, California

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Unincorporated community
Darrah is located in California
Location in California
Darrah is located in the US
Darrah (the US)
Coordinates: 37°31′05″N 119°50′07″W / 37.51806°N 119.83528°W / 37.51806; -119.83528Coordinates: 37°31′05″N 119°50′07″W / 37.51806°N 119.83528°W / 37.51806; -119.83528
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation[1] 3,123 ft (952 m)

Darrah (formerly Snow Creek and Darrah's)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on the southeast slope of Buckingham Mountain, on the east bank of Snow Creek, 8 miles (12.8 km) northeast of Mariposa, and 11.5 miles (19 km) south-southwest of El Portal,[2] at an elevation of 3123 feet (952 m).[1]

The Darrah post office operated from 1880 to 1907, with a closure from 1889 to 1890.[2] The name honors Richard Darrah, its first postmaster.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Darrah, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 764. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.