Sharon, California

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Unincorporated community
Sharon is located in California
Sharon is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°05′53″N 120°07′48″W / 37.09806°N 120.13000°W / 37.09806; -120.13000Coordinates: 37°05′53″N 120°07′48″W / 37.09806°N 120.13000°W / 37.09806; -120.13000
Country United States
State California
County Madera County
Elevation[1] 295 ft (90 m)

Sharon is an unincorporated community in Madera County, California.[1] It is located on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 4 miles (6.4 km) east-northeast of Fairmead,[2] at an elevation of 295 feet (90 m).[1]

A post office operated at Sharon from 1898 to 1927.[2] San Francisco financier William Sharon was a promoter of the settlement, that later bore his name.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sharon, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 826. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.