Place:Madera, California, United States

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NameMadera
Alt namesMaderasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.167°N 119.833°W
Located inCalifornia, United States     (1893 - )
See alsoFresno, California, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Madera County, officially the County of Madera, is a county of the U.S. state of California, located in the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada north of Fresno County. It comprises the Madera-Chowchilla, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census the population was 150,865. The county seat is Madera.

The southeasternmost part of Yosemite National Park is located in the county's northeast.

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History

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Madera County was formed in 1893 from the southern part of Mariposa County during a special election held on May 16, 1893. Citizens residing in the area that was to become Madera County voted 1,179 to 358 for establishment of the new county.

Madera is the Spanish term for wood. The county derives its name from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the Central Pacific Railroad there in 1876.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1883 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1893 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1893 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1893 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1893 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1893 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1900 6,364
1910 8,368
1920 12,203
1930 17,164
1940 23,314
1950 36,964
1960 40,468
1970 41,519
1980 63,116
1990 88,090

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