Agua Fria

California State Historic Landmark 518

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#518 Agua Fria
One fourth mile north of Carson Creek, tributary of Agua Fria, was located Agua Fria, first county seat of Mariposa County in 1850-51, one of original 27 counties in California. Until 1852, while mining was main industry of region, Mariposa County comprised 1/6 of state and included all of what is now Merced, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Kern counties. Town of Mariposa became seat of government in 1852 & the courthouse was completed in 1854.

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4189 Hwy 140 (PM 17.2), 3.2 mi W of Mariposa.

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