Meadow Lakes, California

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Coordinates: 37°04′49″N 119°25′50″W / 37.08028°N 119.43056°W / 37.08028; -119.43056

Meadow Lakes
Meadow Lakes is located in California
Meadow Lakes
Meadow Lakes
Location in California
Meadow Lakes is located in the United States
Meadow Lakes
Meadow Lakes
Meadow Lakes (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°04′49″N 119°25′50″W / 37.08028°N 119.43056°W / 37.08028; -119.43056
CountryUnited States
CountyFresno County
Elevation4,452 ft (1,357 m)

Meadow Lakes is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located 6.5 miles (10 km) west-southwest of Shaver Lake Heights,[2] at an elevation of 4452 feet (1357 m).[1]


The development of Meadow Lakes was first envisioned in the 1920s by Judge Ernest Walling and associates Jean Vincenz and Lloyd Jackson. The Walling led group in 1927 purchased a large property of 1280 acres, a small portion of which was to include their to be named Meadow Lakes subdivision, from Alva Snow and his wife Dora P. Snow. Later, during the Great Depression, the Snow's again became owners of a portion of the Meadow Lakes subdivision, including various unsold lots, its water system, and surrounding properties.[3]

A post office operated at Meadow Lakes from 1930 to 1933, with a closure for a time in 1932.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Meadow Lakes, 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. 1070. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Waltz, Georgia (1967). Meadow Lakes. Fresno, California, USA: Sierra Printing and Lithograph Company. pp. 19–20.