Agua Fria

Agua Fria (HMV8L)

Location: Mariposa, CA 95338 Mariposa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 28.87', W 120° 0.64'

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Discoverd by Sonoran miners in the early summer of 1849. It was located about a quarter mile above the two springs of cold water from which the town derived its name.

Aqua Fria was the first county seat from Feb. 18, 1850 to Nov. 10. 1851. During this time the town consisted of about a dozen stores, Three Card Monte, Faro tables, a billiard room, hotel and bowling alley.

The town of Aqua Fria soon declined, when in 1852 the town of Mariposa became the seat of government. On June 22, 1866 a fire broke out which destroyed the entire town and it was never rebuilt.
HM NumberHMV8L
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 7:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 764325 N 4152449
Decimal Degrees37.48116667, -120.01066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 28.87', W 120° 0.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 28' 52.20" N, 120° 0' 38.40" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5018-5020 Central Yosemite Hwy, Mariposa CA 95338, US
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