Piedra, California

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Coordinates: 36°48′37″N 119°22′55″W / 36.81028°N 119.38194°W / 36.81028; -119.38194

Piedra is located in California
Location in California
Piedra is located in the United States
Piedra (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°48′37″N 119°22′55″W / 36.81028°N 119.38194°W / 36.81028; -119.38194
CountryUnited States
CountyFresno County
Elevation538 ft (164 m)

Piedra (formerly, Del Piedra and Delpiedra) is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located on the south bank of the Kings River 23 miles (37 km) east of Fresno,[2] at an elevation of 538 feet (164 m).[1]

In 1911, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad built a branch line to a nearby quarry and bestowed the name ("Piedra" is Spanish for "rock" or "stone").[2]

The Delpiedra post office operated from 1920 to 1943.[2] The Piedra post office was established in 1949.[2]

Pine Flat Dam is located approximately 2.5 miles northeast of Piedra.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Piedra has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Piedra, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1088. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Piedra, California