Guide to the Ghost Towns, Mining Camps,
and Other Formerly Inhabited Places in
Locations beginning with H
HARBOR & KING SAWMILL #1
…SEE King & Harbor Sawmill #1
HARBOR & KING SAWMILL #2
…SEE King & Harbor Sawmill #2
This 1850s era gold mining camp was located along Mariposa Creek, near Mariposa. Actual location not determined.
In 1908 Stony HARRIS operated a sawmill
at Darrah Station, which was located at the junction of the Jerseydale and Triangle roads, northeast of Mariposa.
This 1849-early 1850s placer mining camp
was located on the horseshoe bend of the
AKA – Coward Mine
Was located in Gentry Gulch, a mile east of the Cherokee Mine, 5.5 miles southeast of Greeley Hill and about eight miles east of Coulterville. It consolidated with several smaller mines, and operated from 1854-1956, producing about $4.0 million in gold. It was in the Greeley Hill Mining District, which is part of the larger Kinsley Mining District.
…SEE Great Johnson Vein.
On Hayward Road, 0.2 miles east of the junction of SH 132/Hayward Road, 1.2 AIR miles northeast of the intersection of Mariposa/ Tuolumne/Stanislaus and Merced counties, in the northwest tip of the county west of Lake McClure.
The steep gulch SH 49 drops through as it
runs north towards the
According to GUDDE in CGC, this place was “on the road to Mariposa.” Actual location not determined.
…SEE Bear Creek #2
In 1885, a Mr.
Hites Cove is located on the south-facing slope above the north side of the South Fork of the Merced River, about 3.5 AIR miles southwest of El Portal. The rich quartz-gold mines were discovered in 1861 by John R. HITE, and by 1864 the camp had a population of about 100 and a ten-stamp mill in operation. A decade later a 20-stamp mill was in operation.
Listed in CHAMBERLAIN’s The Call of Gold as one of the unique place names in the Coulterville-Yosemite Road region. No location is given. I assume it would be somewhere between Coulterville and Yosemite Valley.
This pioneering mining camp was established in 1848 by Mexican miners, and was quickly over-run by “less desirable elements” evicted from the booming mining town of Quartzburg about two miles away. Hornitos quickly developed a reputation as a rough town. However, it eventually settled down and became a respectable community, eclipsing Quartzburg. It is located on CR-J16, 11 miles west of Bear Valley, and about 15 AIR miles west-northwest of Mariposa. PHOTOs!
This 1850s placer/hydraulic gold mining camp was located along the Merced River, about three miles southwest of Coulterville. This once busy mining camp had 400 folks, but is now covered by the blue waters of Lake McClure.
This old gold mine was located on the Jordan Creek Road, 0.6 miles west of the turnoff to Buck Meadows, about five miles east of Greeley Hill, in the Greeley Hill Mining District, which is part of the larger Kinsley Mining District. It operated off and on up until the 1960s.
This mining area is located south of Horseshoe Bend, between the two “legs” of Lake McClure west of Bear Valley. It was named after William W. HUNTER. There was placer mining activity here in the 1850s and hard rock mining beginning in the 1860s. In 1949-1950, the gold mines in Hunter Valley were the largest gold producers in the county. The name of the valley is variously spelled HUNTER, HUNTERS or HUNTER’S, depending on source. I am presenting it in this work in the singular. (GBS)