Gertrude, California

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Gertrude (also, String Town) is a former settlement in Madera County, California.[1] It was located alongside the Fresno River near Enterprise Mine,[1] 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Ahwahnee.[2]

Originally String Town, the name was changed to Gertrude when the post office opened.[2] The Gertrude post office operated from 1881 to 1893, from 1896 to 1900, when the service was transferred to Ahwahnee, with a move in 1899.[2] The name honored Gertrude Haley, the town's first postmaster.[2]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gertrude, 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. 739. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.