Highway City, California

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Coordinates: 36°48′39″N 119°53′06″W / 36.81083°N 119.88500°W / 36.81083; -119.88500

Highway City
Highway City is located in California
Highway City
Highway City
Location in California
Highway City is located in the United States
Highway City
Highway City
Highway City (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°48′39″N 119°53′06″W / 36.81083°N 119.88500°W / 36.81083; -119.88500
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyFresno County
Named forThe Golden State Highway
Elevation299 ft (91 m)

Highway City is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located 2.5 miles (4 km) southeast of Herndon,[2] at an elevation of 299 feet (91 m).[1]

A post office opened in Highway City in 1951.[2]

A portion of the area has been incorporated in Fresno. It is located near the junction of State Route 99 and Shaw Avenue, one of the main streets of Fresno. The community was once known as Biola Junction. It was bisected by the realignment of US Route 99 which opened in 1960. The Highway City Community Center is located in a small public park just north of Shaw Avenue.

The name Highway City was first applied by fig grower J. C. Forkner and was used as a railroad shipping center for his Golden State Highway Fig Gardens concern.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Highway City, 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. 1046. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.