Kings River - Centerville

Kings River - Centerville (HMIIL)

Location: Sanger, CA 93657 Fresno County
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N 36° 44.017', W 119° 29.85'

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Gabriel Moraga of the Spanish Army, on Jan. 6, 1806 camped near here on the banks of a river never before seen by white men. The day was Epiphany, commemorating the visit of the three kings of the East to the Christ Child. This holy day suggested a name for the stream, "El Rio de los Santos Reyes", the River of the Holy Kings. In the 1850's, the village of Scottsburg grew up east of here but was repeatedly devastated by floods. It was relocated here in 1868 and named Centerville. It soon became a thriving trading and social center and was a candidate for county seat in 1874, but lost out to the new town of Fresno. The establishment of Sanger in 1887 began the decline of Centerville.
Dedicated this 21st day of October 1979 by the Jim Savage Chapter 1852, E Clampus Vitus.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number23
Year Placed1979
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 276989 N 4068230
Decimal Degrees36.73361667, -119.49750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.017', W 119° 29.85'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 1.02" N, 119° 29' 51.00" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16214 E Kings Canyon Rd, Sanger CA 93657, US
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