Hites Cove, California

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Hites Cove
Hites Cove is located in California
Hites Cove
Hites Cove
Location in California
Hites Cove is located in the United States
Hites Cove
Hites Cove
Hites Cove (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°38′27″N 119°50′57″W / 37.64083°N 119.84917°W / 37.64083; -119.84917Coordinates: 37°38′27″N 119°50′57″W / 37.64083°N 119.84917°W / 37.64083; -119.84917
CountryUnited States
CountyMariposa County
Elevation1,578 ft (481 m)

Hites Cove (also called Hite's Cove, less commonly Hite Cove) is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on the South Fork of the Merced River, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west-southwest of El Portal,[2] at an elevation of 1578 feet (481 m).[1] It is accessed via Hites Cove Road.

The Hites Cove post office operated from 1868 to 1869, and from 1878 to 1889.[2] The Hite post office operated from 1901 to 1902.[2] The name honors John Hite, who discovered gold at the site.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hites Cove, 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. 782. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.