|Elevation||184 ft (56 m)|
Hopeton (formerly Forlorn Hope and, later, Hopetown) is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California. It is located 10.5 miles (17 km) north-northeast of Atwater, at an elevation of 184 feet (56 m).
The first name of the place was Forlorn Hope. The Forlorn post office operated from 1854 to 1859, and from 1860 to 1861. The Hopeton post office operated from 1866 to 1894 and from 1911 to 1914.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hopeton, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 783. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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