Tollhouse, California

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Coordinates: 37°01′08″N 119°23′57″W / 37.01889°N 119.39917°W / 37.01889; -119.39917

Tollhouse
Unincorporated community
Tollhouse in 1972
Tollhouse in 1972
Tollhouse is located in California
Tollhouse
Tollhouse
Location in California
Tollhouse is located in the US
Tollhouse
Tollhouse
Tollhouse (the US)
Coordinates: 37°01′08″N 119°23′57″W / 37.01889°N 119.39917°W / 37.01889; -119.39917
Country United States
State California
County Fresno County
Elevation[1] 1,919 ft (585 m)

Tollhouse (formerly, Toll House) is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 1,919 feet (585 m).[1] Tollhouse is located in the Sierra Nevada, 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Shaver Lake.[2] It is home to 2,089 people[3].

The town was created in the 1860s around a lumber mill. The name "tollhouse" comes from the fact that the community was also built up in connection to a now-defunct toll road running up the steep slopes of Sarver Peak to Pineridge and housed a toll house.

The ZIP Code is 93667, and the community is inside area code 559.

The first post office opened in Tollhouse in 1876, closed in 1884, re-opened in 1885.[2] The last toll on the toll road was collected in 1878.[2]

Nearby small towns include Auberry, Prather, and Shaver.

Tollhouse is the tribal headquarters for the Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Tollhouse include:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tollhouse, 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. 1118. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians. Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce Business Directory. (retrieved 24 July 2009)
  5. ^ Brown, Emma. "George 'Elfie' Ballis, 85, who photographed struggle of Cesar Chávez and migrant farmworkers, dies", The Washington Post, September 27, 2010. Accessed September 29, 2010.

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