Dunlap, California

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For the former settlement in Mendocino County, see Dunlap, Mendocino County, California.

Coordinates: 36°44′18″N 119°07′15″W / 36.73833°N 119.12083°W / 36.73833; -119.12083

Unincorporated community
Dunlap is located in California
Dunlap is located in USA
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°44′18″N 119°07′15″W / 36.73833°N 119.12083°W / 36.73833; -119.12083
Country United States
State California
County Fresno County
Elevation[1] 1,919 ft (585 m)

Dunlap is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 1919 feet (585 m).[1] It has a population of 131. It is located approximately 38 miles (61 km) east of Fresno. St. Nicholas Ranch ([1]), a retreat center run by the Greek Orthodox Church, is a major attraction. The Greek Orthodox Monastery (Convent) of the Theotokos, the Life-Giving Spring ([2]) is also located there. On the retreat center grounds, there is also a very interesting chapel built in a barn. Referred to as "The Barn Church" by locals, the chapel features a quaint minimalist design, and is home to a colony of bats. The barn itself was built in 1891 to house livestock, however the chapel was a much more recent addition. Although the barn is no longer used for livestock, the original enclosures are still there. A special attraction of Dunlap is the Sierra Endangered Cat Haven [3][4]. The ZIP Code is 93621, and the community is inside area code 559.

The first post office was established in 1882, was closed for a time in 1885, and moved in 1898.[2] The name honors George Dunlap Moss, school teacher instrumental in bringing a post office to the town.[2]

Hye Camp, which was a land formerly owned by olympian Bob Mathias, is now owned and operated by the Armenian Church of the Western Diocese as a youth camp and retreat center.

A female intern-volunteer was killed on March 6, 2013 by a lion at the Sierra Endangered Cat Haven animal park. The lion escaped from a feeding cage and attacked while she was cleaning his enclosure.[3]


The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csb" (Mediterranean Climate).[4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dunlap, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1029. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Lion fatally mauls woman at Calif. sanctuary". CBS News. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary