Mormon Bar, California
Mormon Bar is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) south-southeast of Mariposa, at an elevation of 1772 feet (540 m). Mormon Bar is located near State Route 49.
Location in California
Mormon Bar (the United States)
|Coordinates: 37°27′44″N 119°56′53″W|
|Elevation||1,772 ft (540 m)|
It was settled during the California Gold Rush. Mormons occupied the place during the winter of 1849/50. It was first mined by members of the Mormon Battalion in 1849. They did not stay very long, and other miners came and occupied the site.
At one time there was a significant Chinese presence there.
Mormon Bar is California Historical Landmark #323.
It is somewhat of a ghost town, and is listed on many maps and ghost town travel guides as such.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mormon Bar, California
- "Mormon Bar". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 805. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.