kids encyclopedia robot

Jesus Maria, California facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Jesus Maria
Jesus Maria is located in California
Jesus Maria
Jesus Maria
Location in California
Jesus Maria is located in the United States
Jesus Maria
Jesus Maria
Location in the United States
Country United States
State California
County Calaveras County
Elevation
1,043 ft (318 m)
Reference #: 284

Jesus Maria (Spanish: Jesús María) 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 120.64750°W / 38.28556; -120.64750. 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.

kids search engine
Jesus Maria, California Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.