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Melones, California

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Welcome to Melones ...

So far, we have found very little information about Melones. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Melones to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Melones, please Contact Us.

Melones would have been located within present day Calaveras County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Melones, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Melones. The community came to an end when it was inundated by the New Melones Reservoir. More information can be found in the Details section on the Genealogy Helper Page for Melones..

While the community is gone, the present day location for Melones is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Melones was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Melones still existed, it would have been in the (209) area code.

Communities near Melones ...

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

  • Sonora [Tuolumne County]
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    • Sonora [Tuolumne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Melones
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,833 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonora<6>
  • Angels [Calaveras County]
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    • Angels [Calaveras County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Melones
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,963 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angels have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Angels City [Calaveras County]
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    • Angels City [Calaveras County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Melones
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angels City came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
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  • Angels Camp [Calaveras County]
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    • Rawhide [Tuolumne County]
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      • Rawhide [Tuolumne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Melones
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    • Altaville [Calaveras County]
    • Columbia Village [Tuolumne County]
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      • Columbia Village [Tuolumne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Melones
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Columbia [Tuolumne County]
    • Jamestown [Tuolumne County]
    • Vallecito [Calaveras County]

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 Melones. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Melones.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Melones. 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 Melones.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Melones, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Calaveras, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Melones - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Melones) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Melones. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MelonesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melones. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0120, Longitude: -120.4982       In this case, the coordinates for Melones have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






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