Dunmovin, California

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Dunmovin is located in California
Location in California
Dunmovin is located in the United States
Dunmovin (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°05′19″N 117°57′40″W / 36.08861°N 117.96111°W / 36.08861; -117.96111Coordinates: 36°05′19″N 117°57′40″W / 36.08861°N 117.96111°W / 36.08861; -117.96111
CountryUnited States
CountyInyo County
Elevation3,507 ft (1,069 m)

Dunmovin (formerly, Cowan Station)[2] is an unincorporated community in Inyo County, California.[1] It is located 4.8 km (3 mi) north of Coso Junction and 21.6 km (13.5 mi) south-southeast of Olancha, at an elevation of 3507 feet (1069 m).[1]

Ruins of Dunmovin

A post office operated at Dunmovin from 1938 to 1941.[2] The place was originally called Cowan Station in honor of homesteader James Cowan.[2] Cowan Station was a freight station for silver ingots being transported from the Cerro Gordo Mines to Los Angeles. When Cowan sold out in 1936, the name was changed to Dunmovin.[2] It was a roadside service station, cafe, and store along U.S. Route 395.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dunmovin, 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. 1162. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.