Humphrey Station

Humphrey Station (HMIT8)

Location: Cheraw, CA 29520 Fresno County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.667', W 119° 26.783'

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This site was originally called Mechanicsville, gradually changing to Humphrey Station after Miles Humphreys' store. Miles Humphreys came to California to join his brother John after the Civil War and saw an opportunity by opening his store at this crossroads. Although not an official stage stop, the Butterfield Stage dropped off passengers at Humphrey's store to get "refreshed". Passengers included for the most part working class men from the lumber industry.

Thus, Humphreys is the only location in California where "station" stands for a former stage stop rather than a train station. The store was located in the depression at the intersection 80 yards to the right of this monument. Miles Humphreys' better known brother John Humphreys is often referred to as the namesake. The Humphreys family was held in the highest regard during this period of Eastern Fresno County's History.

Dedicated this 16th day of January, 2010
Jim Savage Chapter 1852 E Clampus Vitus
Celebrating 50 years 1959-2009
HM NumberHMIT8
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 282201 N 4093355
Decimal Degrees36.96111667, -119.44638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.667', W 119° 26.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 40.02" N, 119° 26' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 Towelling Rd, Cheraw CA 29520, US
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