Hume, California

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Coordinates: 36°47′06″N 118°54′49″W / 36.78500°N 118.91361°W / 36.78500; -118.91361

Hume is located in California
Location in California
Hume is located in the United States
Hume (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°47′06″N 118°54′49″W / 36.78500°N 118.91361°W / 36.78500; -118.91361
CountryUnited States
CountyFresno County
Named forHume Lake
Thomas Hume
Elevation5,344 ft (1,629 m)

Hume (formerly, Humes) is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located 50 miles (80 km) east of Fresno,[2] at an elevation of 5344 feet (1629 m).[1] Hume is located in the 93628 ZIP Code, in area code 559.

Hume is situated on the south shore of Hume Lake in the Sequoia National Forest, not far from the west entrance to Kings Canyon National Park. Much of the community and the lake is devoted to the tourism industry.

Many of Hume's residents live in the Hume Lake Subdivision.[3]

Hume has been characterized as the "most conservative community" in the state of California.[4]

The largest facility at the lake is Hume Lake Christian Camps a Christian camp and conference center.[3]


The Hume Lake Subdivision was built to finance the development of Hume Lake Christian Camps. John Strain conducted the original surveys for the subdivision and Don French built the roads and water systems. 247 lots were subdivided on 99 year leases.[3]

A post office operated at Hume from 1908 to 1924, and from 1938 to the present.[2]

By 1986 over 230 homes were constructed in the Hume Lake Subdivision.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hume, 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. 1049. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ a b c d Phillips, Bob (1986). God's Hand Over Hume. A Pictorial History of Hume Lake. Hume Lake Christian Camps. p. 156.
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