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Ben Hur
—  Unincorporated community  —
Ben Hur is located in California
Ben Hur
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°21′06″N 119°57′28″W / 37.35167°N 119.95778°W / 37.35167; -119.95778Coordinates: 37°21′06″N 119°57′28″W / 37.35167°N 119.95778°W / 37.35167; -119.95778
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation [1] 1,752 ft (534 m)

Ben Hur is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located 9 miles (14 km) south of Mariposa,[2] at an elevation of 1752 feet (534 m).[1]

A post office operated at Ben Hur from 1890 to 1902, and after moving from 1904 to 1951.[2] The name comes from the hero of Ben-Hur.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Ben Hur, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 745. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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