Indian Gulch, California

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For the community in Calaveras County formerly with this name, see West Point, California.
Indian Gulch
Unincorporated community
Indian Gulch is located in California
Indian Gulch
Indian Gulch
Indian Gulch is located in the US
Indian Gulch
Indian Gulch
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°26′22″N 120°11′49″W / 37.43944°N 120.19694°W / 37.43944; -120.19694Coordinates: 37°26′22″N 120°11′49″W / 37.43944°N 120.19694°W / 37.43944; -120.19694
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation[1] 968 ft (295 m)

Indian Gulch (formerly, Indiangulch and Santa Cruz)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 968 feet (295 m).[1]

A post office operated at Indian Gulch from 1855 to 1912, with a closure during part of 1901.[2] The place was originally called Santa Cruz from the nearby Santa Cruz Mountain 1.25 miles (2 km) to the north-northwest of the town.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Indian Gulch, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 785. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.