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Coordinates: 38°17′08″N 120°38′51″W / 38.28556°N 120.6475°W / 38.28556; -120.6475

Jesus Maria
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State California
County Calaveras County
Elevation 1,043 ft (318 m)
California Historical Landmark
Reference #: 284

Jesus Maria is an unincorporated community in Calaveras County, California. It lies at an elevation of 1043 feet (318 m) and is located at 38°17′08″N 120°38′51″W / 38.28556°N 120.6475°W / 38.28556; -120.6475. The community is in ZIP code 95222 and area code 209.

The community, the center of a large placer mining section, was named for a Mexican who raised vegetables and melons for the miners. It was settled in the early 1850s with a large population of Mexicans, French, Chileans, and Italians. Now it is only populated by a few families who live together and work for common goals, including a large community garden, basketball court, jungle gym for children, and a windmill to pump water.

Jesus Maria is registered as California Historical Landmark #284.


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