Knowles, California

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Knowles is located in California
Location in California
Knowles is located in the United States
Knowles (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°13′12″N 119°52′27″W / 37.22000°N 119.87417°W / 37.22000; -119.87417Coordinates: 37°13′12″N 119°52′27″W / 37.22000°N 119.87417°W / 37.22000; -119.87417
CountryUnited States
CountyMadera County
Elevation928 ft (283 m)

Knowles (formerly, Dusy's Rock Pile) is an unincorporated community in Madera County, California.[1] It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Raymond,[2] at an elevation of 928 feet (283 m).[1]

A post office operated at Knowles from 1902 to 1955.[2] The name honors F. E. Knowles, owner of a local granite quarry.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Knowles, 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. 790. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.