Kanawyers, California

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Coordinates: 36°47′43″N 118°35′05″W / 36.79528°N 118.58472°W / 36.79528; -118.58472

Unincorporated community
Kanawyers is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°47′43″N 118°35′05″W / 36.79528°N 118.58472°W / 36.79528; -118.58472
Country United States
State California
County Fresno County
Elevation[1] 5,020 ft (1,530 m)

Kanawyers (formerly, Kanawyer)[2] is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 5020 feet (1530 m)[1] in the canyon of the South Fork of the Kings River near the end of State Route 180.

The Kanawyer post office operated from 1908 to 1914.[2] The town was founded by Peter Napoleon Kanawyer,[2] who mined copper from the nearby creek which now bears the metal's name.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kanawyers, 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. 1053. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.