Rolinda, California

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Coordinates: 36°44′07″N 119°57′43″W / 36.73528°N 119.96194°W / 36.73528; -119.96194

Rolinda
Rolinda Store (a.k.a. Rolinda Liquor), a community landmark
Rolinda Store (a.k.a. Rolinda Liquor), a community landmark
Rolinda is located in California
Rolinda
Rolinda
Location in California
Rolinda is located in the United States
Rolinda
Rolinda
Rolinda (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°44′07″N 119°57′43″W / 36.73528°N 119.96194°W / 36.73528; -119.96194
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyFresno County
Elevation253 ft (77 m)

Rolinda is a small unincorporated agricultural community in Fresno County, California, United States.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 10 miles (16 km) west of downtown Fresno,[2] at an elevation of 253 feet (77 m).[1] It is located along State Route 180. Official U.S. Geological Survey coordinates for the community are 36°44′07″N 119°57′43″W / 36.73528°N 119.96194°W / 36.73528; -119.96194. The community is in area code 559. It does not have its own ZIP code and mail uses the Fresno ZIP code of 93706.

Land surrounding the small community is mostly irrigated, la Thompson seedless grapevines used for Raisin and agricultural land. Row crops include feed crops such as alfalfa. It is common to see cattle egrets patrolling the fields for insect life. Raptors including red-shouldered hawks are also widely visible during daylight hours.

A landmark south of town is the Houghton-Kearney Elementary School, 8905 W. Kearney Blvd., o preceded by the Houghton School at 9128 W Whitesbridge Road where the old bus barn still stands closed in 1953 operated by the K-12 Central Unified School District. The facility is located at 36°43′39″N 119°57′01″W / 36.72750°N 119.95028°W / 36.72750; -119.95028. A post office operated at Rolinda from 1895 to 1902.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rolinda, 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. 1098. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.