Darrah, California

Darrah (formerly Snow Creek and Darrah's)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on the southeast slope of Buckingham Mountain, on the east bank of Snow Creek, 8 miles (12.8 km) northeast of Mariposa, and 11.5 miles (19 km) south-southwest of El Portal,[2] at an elevation of 3123 feet (952 m).[1]

Location in California
Darrah (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°31′05″N 119°50′07″W
CountryUnited States
CountyMariposa County
Elevation3,123 ft (952 m)

The Darrah post office operated from 1880 to 1907, with a closure from 1889 to 1890.[2] The name honors Richard Darrah, its first postmaster.[2]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Darrah, 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. 764. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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