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Mercey Hot Springs
Mercy Hot Springs
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Location Fresno County
Elevation 1161 feet (354 meters)
Type geothermal
Temperature 119°F / 48°C
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Mercey Hot Springs (formerly Mercy Hot Springs) is an unincorporated community and historical hot springs resort in the Little Panoche Valley of Fresno County, central California, about 60 miles (97 km) west-southwest of Fresno.


The springs were discovered on the Arroyo de Pannochita in 1848. During the California Gold Rush it was known as the Aguaje Panochita. This watering place was used by mesteneros as holding point for their captured mustangs. It was a station on La Vereda del Monte used by the Five Joaquins Gang driving their horses southward to their hideout on the Arroyo de Cantua. The later resort opened after 1900. The name is in honor of J.N. Mercy, an early stockman.

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