Quartzburg, Mariposa County, California

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Quartzburg (earlier, Burns' Creek, Burns' Camp, Burns' Ranch, and Burns' Diggings) is a former settlement in Mariposa County, California.[1] It was located on Burns Creek 2 miles (3.2 km) upstream from Hornitos.[1]

John and Robert Burns settled at the site in 1847.[1] A mining camp grew up.[1] A post office operated at Quartzburg from 1851 to 1861.[1] The name "Quartzburg" was bestowed by Thomas Thorn due to the quartz outcroppings at the place.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 783-784. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.