Hume, Fresno County, California

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

Unincorporated community
Hume is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°47′06″N 118°54′49″W / 36.78500°N 118.91361°W / 36.78500; -118.91361
Country United States
State California
County Fresno County
Elevation[1] 5,344 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 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.

A post office operated at Hume from 1908 to 1924, and from 1938 to the present.[2] Hume is named as "The Most Conservative Community" in the state of California.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hume, Fresno County, 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. 
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