Buhach, California

Buhach is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California.[1] It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) east-southeast of Atwater,[2] at an elevation of 157 feet (48 m).[1]

Location in California
Buhach (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°20′11″N 120°34′55″W
CountryUnited States
CountyMerced County
Elevation157 ft (48 m)

The Merced Land and Fruit Company established the Buhach Plantation in the area in 1871. The plantation farmed pyrethrum, which was used to make an insect powder called Buhach. Portuguese immigrants settled the area in the mid-1890s, and the company sold them the land which became known as the Buhach Colony. A social hall opened in Buhach in 1903, and the Buhach Grammar School was established in 1907.[3]

See also


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Buhach, California
  2. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 751. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. Barrios-Lema, Debbie (April 16, 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Buhach Grammar School". Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. Retrieved April 12, 2013.

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