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Mormon Bar
Unincorporated community
Mormon Bar, South View, Mariposa County (61948).jpg
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation 1,772 ft (540 m)
California Historical Landmark
Reference #: 323

Mormon Bar is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) south-southeast of Mariposa, at an elevation of 1772 feet (540 m). Mormon Bar is located near State Route 49.

Mormon Bar Mariposa
A standalone house at Mormon Bar

It was settled during the California Gold Rush. Mormons occupied the place during the winter of 1849/50. It was first mined by members of the Mormon Battalion in 1849. They did not stay very long, and other miners came and occupied the site.

At one time there was a significant Chinese presence there.

Mormon Bar is California Historical Landmark #323.

It is somewhat of a ghost town, and is listed on many maps and ghost town travel guides as such.

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