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

Hume
Unincorporated community
Hume is located in California
Hume
Hume
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.

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]

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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. 
  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. 
  4. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/07/map-the-most-liberal-and-conservative-towns-in-each-state/?wpisrc=nl_wnkpm&wpmm=1