Clearing House, California
Clearing House (formerly, Clearinghouse) is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California. It is located on the north bank of the Merced River 5 miles (8 km) west of El Portal, at an elevation of 1555 feet (474 m).
Panoramic view of Clearing House from California State Route 140
Location in California
Clearing House (the United States)
|Coordinates: 37°39′54″N 119°52′03″W|
|Elevation||1,555 ft (474 m)|
The Clearinghouse post office operated from 1913 to 1933. The place name comes from the Clearinghouse Mine, so named as it was an exchange place for gold bullion and certificates during the Panic of 1907. Clearing House has been noted for its unusual place name.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clearing House, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 759. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.