Irwin, California

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Unincorporated community
Irwin is located in California
Location in California
Irwin is located in the US
Irwin (the US)
Coordinates: 37°23′49″N 120°51′00″W / 37.39694°N 120.85000°W / 37.39694; -120.85000Coordinates: 37°23′49″N 120°51′00″W / 37.39694°N 120.85000°W / 37.39694; -120.85000
Country  United States
State California
County Merced County
Elevation[1] 30 m (98 ft)

Irwin is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California, United States.[1] It is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west-northwest of Delhi and about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Hilmar,[2] at an elevation of 98 feet (30 m).[1] For census purposes, Irwin is aggregated with nearby communities in the census-designated place Hilmar-Irwin, California.

A post office operated at Irwin from 1911 to 1958.[2] The name honors W.A. Irwin, founder of the town.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Irwin, 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. 786. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.