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Hilmar, California

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Country  United States
County  Merced County
Area  10.1 km²
State  California
Elevation  28 m
Population  4,807 (2000)
Hilmar, California
Weather  21°C, Wind N at 3 km/h, 66% Humidity

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Hilmar (formerly Hillmar) is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California. It is located 4.25 miles (6.8 km) west-southwest of Delhi, at an elevation of 92 feet (28 m). For census purposes, Hilmar is aggregated with nearby communities into the census-designated place Hilmar-Irwin, California. Hilmar began as a colony of Swedish immigrants in 1917. The first post office opened in 1920. It is the home of the Hilmar Cheese Company which was founded in 1984 and began production in 1985.

Hilmar was the southernmost station of the Tidewater Southern Railway. The line terminating in the town was considered the main line of the railroad and was projected to continue south toward Fresno or Bakersfield until the mid-1930s. The line into Hilmar was abandoned in the late 1950s.

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Hilmar, California Wikipedia


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