Grub Gulch, California

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Grub Gulch
Former settlement
Grub Gulch is located in California
Grub Gulch
Grub Gulch
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°19′29″N 119°46′15″W / 37.32472°N 119.77083°W / 37.32472; -119.77083Coordinates: 37°19′29″N 119°46′15″W / 37.32472°N 119.77083°W / 37.32472; -119.77083
CountryUnited States
CountyMadera County
Elevation2,474 ft (754 m)

Grub Gulch (also, Grubgulch) is a former settlement in Madera County, California.[1] It was located 10.5 miles (17 km) northeast of Raymond.[2]


The Grubgulch post office operated from 1883 to 1918.[2] Several hundred people lived in Grub Gulch from the mid-1880s to the late 1890s.[3] In 1900, Grub Gulch had a general store, two hotels and five saloons.[4] President Theodore Roosevelt visited Grub Gulch in 1903 and said, "this is a bully town".[3]

Grub Gulch, circa 1885


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grub Gulch, 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. 779. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ a b Walker, John (December 21, 2017). "Gold, guns and presidents: Tour the Wild West ghost town of Grub Gulch". The Fresno Bee.
  4. ^ Mills, Walter (October 26, 1935). "Gold Was Plentiful in Grub Gulch". Madera Tribune.