Sonora Junction, California

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Sonora Junction
Unincorporated community
Sonora Junction is located in California
Sonora Junction
Sonora Junction
Sonora Junction is located in the US
Sonora Junction
Sonora Junction
Location in California
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
Country United States
State California
County Mono County
Elevation[1] 6,919 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