Charleston, Merced County, California

Charleston (earlier, Wyruck) is a former settlement in Merced County, California.[1] It was located 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Los Banos.[1]

The Wyruck post office opened in 1876, changed its name to Charleston in 1878, and closed in 1884.[1] The name honors Charles Bambauer, its first postmaster.[1]


  1. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 796. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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