Sonora Junction, California

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Sonora Junction
Sonora Junction is located in California
Sonora Junction
Sonora Junction
Location in California
Sonora Junction is located in the United States
Sonora Junction
Sonora Junction
Sonora Junction (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°20′55″N 119°27′07″W / 38.34861°N 119.45194°W / 38.34861; -119.45194Coordinates: 38°20′55″N 119°27′07″W / 38.34861°N 119.45194°W / 38.34861; -119.45194
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyMono County
Elevation6,919 ft (2,109 m)

Sonora Junction is an unincorporated community in Mono County, eastern California.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is located in the eastern Sierra Nevada at an elevation of 6919 feet (2109 m).[1] It is 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Fales Hot Springs,[2]

According to the Mono County's government website, the population of Sonora Junction and area as of 2000 was 217.[3]

History[edit]

The Junction House, a stage station, was built by A. Mack at Sonora Junction in the 1860s.[2] A road branched from the main road at the junction, heading up to Sonora Pass. They are the present day U.S. Highway 395, and State Route 108 to the pass[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sonora Junction, 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. 1203. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Mono County populations Archived 2009-04-30 at the Wayback Machine