Hayes, California

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Hayes or Hayes Station is a former settlement in Fresno County, California.[1] It was located 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Mendota,[1][2] next to Silver Creek and slightly northeast of that waterway's junction with Panoche Creek. The Panoche road exit on I-5 (Exit 368) lies about one mile ENE of the location.[3][4][5]

A post office operated at Hayes from 1893 to 1902.[1] The place was named for its first postmaster, William J. Hayes.[1]

Murderer James Dunham was seen near Hayes station in June 1896.[6]


  1. ^ 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. 1070. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ List of North American Recent Mammals, p. 292 (1924) ("Hayes Station, 19 miles southwest of Mendota, Fresno County, California")
  3. ^ "1907 Map showing Hayes". Archived from the original on 2019-01-20. Retrieved 2021-03-03.
  4. ^ Feature Detail Report for: Panoche Creek, USGS.gov (Panoche Creek "drains the higher portion of the Diablo Range west of Llahada, flowing easterly through Panoche Valley and emptying into the San Joaquin Valley at Hayes Station.")
  5. ^ Sixth Report of the United States Geographic Board: 1890 to 1932, p. 586 (1933)
  6. ^ (5 June 1896). Press Forward on a New Trail, San Francisco Call

Coordinates: 36°37′58″N 120°38′26″W / 36.63278°N 120.64056°W / 36.63278; -120.64056