Wahtoke, California

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Coordinates: 36°40′37″N 119°27′28″W / 36.67694°N 119.45778°W / 36.67694; -119.45778

Wahtoke
Wahtoke is located in California
Wahtoke
Wahtoke
Location in California
Wahtoke is located in the United States
Wahtoke
Wahtoke
Wahtoke (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°40′37″N 119°27′28″W / 36.67694°N 119.45778°W / 36.67694; -119.45778
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyFresno County
Elevation361 ft (110 m)

Wahtoke (formerly, Wahtoka)[2] is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south-southeast of Centerville,[2] at an elevation of 361 feet (110 m).[1]

The Wahtoka post office operated from 1905 to 1916.[2] "Wahtoke" is a name derived from a Native American language meaning "pine nuts".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wahtoke, 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. 1123. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Ron (December 7, 2002). "Roots of native names". SFGate. Retrieved 27 March 2018.