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Welcome to Bitterwater ...

Bitterwater is located in San Benito County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Bitterwater, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Bitterwater is 1,500 feet [457 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Bitterwater lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities near Bitterwater ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bitterwater.

  • Soledad
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Greenfield
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • King City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • San Benito
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Benito
    • San Benito is located in San Benito County
  • Pinnacles
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinnacles have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinnacles
    • Pinnacles is located in San Benito County
  • Panoche
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panoche
    • Panoche is located in San Benito County
  • San Lucas
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • New Idria ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Idria
    • New Idria is located in San Benito County
    • New Idria has also been known as:
    • Idria
  • Mercey Hot Springs
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercey Hot Springs
    • Mercey Hot Springs is located in Fresno County
    • Former name for Mercey Hot Springs:
    • Mercy Hot Springs
  • Gonzales
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bitterwater. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bitterwater.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bitterwater. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bitterwater.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bitterwater. See our Newspapers Page for Bitterwater.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bitterwater ...

Looking for more information about Bitterwater? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bitterwater, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bitterwater.

Adding Bitterwater to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bitterwater in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bitterwater was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bitterwater.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bitterwater. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for San Benito County: www.san-benito.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Benito, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bitterwater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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