Minarets, California

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Minarets is a former settlement in Madera County, California.[1] It was located 5 miles (8 km) southeast of North Fork.[1]

A post office operated at Minarets from 1925 to 1933.[1] Minarets was the terminus of the Minarets and Western Railroad.[1]

The name Minarets was applied to a geologic feature in the county; see Minarets (California). The name was applied to a city planned as the county seat for the then newly-established Madera County located 15 miles (24 km) east of Madera.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 810. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.