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—  Unincorporated community  —
Hornitos is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°30′08″N 120°14′18″W / 37.50222°N 120.23833°W / 37.50222; -120.23833Coordinates: 37°30′08″N 120°14′18″W / 37.50222°N 120.23833°W / 37.50222; -120.23833
Country United States
State California
County Mariposa County
Elevation [1] 843 ft (257 m)

Hornitos (formerly, Hornitas)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on Burns Creek 14 miles (23 km) south of Coulterville,[2] at an elevation of 843 feet (257 m).[1]

The Hornitas post office opened in 1856, and changed its name to Hornitos in 1877.[2] "Hornitos" means "little ovens" in Spanish.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Hornitos, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 783. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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