Yam, California

Yam is a former settlement in Merced County, California.[1] It was located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southeast of Winton.[1]

A post office operated at Yam from 1911 to 1912, when service was moved to Winton.[1] The name comes from the abundance of yams being grown in the area.[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. 792. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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