Clearing House, California

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Clearing House
Panoramic view of Clearing House from California State Route 140
Panoramic view of Clearing House from California State Route 140
Clearing House is located in California
Clearing House
Clearing House
Location in California
Clearing House is located in the United States
Clearing House
Clearing House
Clearing House (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°39′54″N 119°52′03″W / 37.66500°N 119.86750°W / 37.66500; -119.86750Coordinates: 37°39′54″N 119°52′03″W / 37.66500°N 119.86750°W / 37.66500; -119.86750
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyMariposa County
Elevation1,555 ft (474 m)

Clearing House (formerly, Clearinghouse) is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on the north bank of the Merced River 5 miles (8 km) west of El Portal,[2] at an elevation of 1555 feet (474 m).[1]

The Clearinghouse post office operated from 1913 to 1933.[2] The place name comes from the Clearinghouse Mine, so named as it was an exchange place for gold bullion and certificates during the Panic of 1907.[2]

The Yosemite Mill was near this site; it still appeared on maps as of 1867.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clearing House, 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. 759. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 759. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.