Foster Bar, California

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Coordinates: 39°26′10″N 121°07′48″W / 39.43611°N 121.13000°W / 39.43611; -121.13000

Foster Bar
Former settlement
Foster Bar is located in California
Foster Bar
Foster Bar
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°26′10″N 121°07′48″W / 39.43611°N 121.13000°W / 39.43611; -121.13000
Country United States
State California
County Yuba County
Elevation[1] 1,909 ft (582 m)

Foster Bar (also, Foster's Bar) is a former settlement in Yuba County, California. It was located on the North Yuba River 5.5 miles (8.9 km) southeast of Challenge,[2] at an elevation of 1909 feet (582 m). It was inundated by the Bullards Bar Reservoir.

The place was named after William M. Foster, miner and merchant, who opened a store here in 1849.[2] A post office operated at Foster Bar from 1852 to 1866.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Foster Bar, 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. 487. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.