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Hilmar
—  Unincorporated community  —
Hilmar is located in California
Hilmar
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°24′31″N 120°51′01″W / 37.40861°N 120.85028°W / 37.40861; -120.85028Coordinates: 37°24′31″N 120°51′01″W / 37.40861°N 120.85028°W / 37.40861; -120.85028
Country United States
State California
County Merced County
Elevation [1] 92 ft (28 m)

Hilmar (formerly, Hillmar) is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California.[1] It is located 4.25 miles (6.8 km) west-southwest of Delhi,[2] at an elevation of 92 feet (28 m).[1] For census purposes, Hilmar is aggregated with nearby communities into the census-designated place Hilmar-Irwin, California. Hilmar has 3 schools, Hilmar High, Hilmar Middle School, and Elim Elementary. Hilmar began as a colony of Swedish immigrants in 1917.[2] The first post office opened in 1920.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Hilmar, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 782. ISBN 9781884995149.  

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Hilmar is a small town in the San Joaquin Valley of California. It boasts the world's largest single site cheese plant.

  • Hilmar Cheese Company, [1]. The world's largest single site cheese plant, offering a visitor center and deli that serves travelers and locals every day of the year.  edit
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