Hites Cove, California

Hites Cove (also called Hite's Cove, less commonly Hite Cove) is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on the South Fork of the Merced River, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west-southwest of El Portal,[2] at an elevation of 1578 feet (481 m).[1] It is accessed via Hites Cove Road.

Hites Cove
Hites Cove
Location in California
Hites Cove
Hites Cove (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°38′27″N 119°50′57″W
CountryUnited States
CountyMariposa County
Elevation1,578 ft (481 m)

The Hites Cove post office operated from 1868 to 1869, and from 1878 to 1889.[2] The Hite post office operated from 1901 to 1902.[2] The name honors John Hite, who discovered gold at the site.[2]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hites Cove, 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. 782. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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