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Minturn, California

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Country  United States
County  Madera County
Local time  Monday 9:31 AM
State  California
Elevation  72 m
Minturn, California
Weather  15°C, Wind NW at 0 km/h, 79% Humidity

Minturn is an unincorporated community in Madera County, California. It is located on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and California State Route 99 1.5 miles (2 km) north-northwest of Chowchilla, at an elevation of 236 feet (72 m). Minturn is near the Geographic Center of California, between Madera and Merced.


Map of Minturn, CA 93610, USA

A post office operated at Minturn from 1884 to 1922. The name honors Jonas and Thomas Minturn, wheat farmers who had a railroad siding built at the place in 1872. Jonas (April 4, 1819–August 1, 1884) and Abby West (March 8, 1820–May 19, 1899) Minturn (m. 1843), settled in the area in the 19th century and are buried nearby.

The Minturn Nut Company is located nearby at 8800 S. Minturn Road, Le Grand.

Related information

Jonas Minturn was a member of the same family that ran Grinnell, Minturn & Co.

Jonas and Abby West Minturn's children were Mary, Thomas, Gertrude, Madeline, and James.


Minturn, California Wikipedia

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