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County Courthouse

History

Fresno County was created 19 April 1856 from Merced and Mariposa counties. Parts were taken for Kings 22 March 1893, Madera 11 March 1893 and Mono 24 April 1861. Named for Fresno Creek. Fresno in Spanish means "ash tree", because of abundance of mountain ash in the area.

Parent County

1856--Fresno County was created 19 April 1856 from Mariposa, Merced and Tulare Counties.
County seat: Fresno [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: Clovis | Coalinga | Firebaugh | Fowler | Fresno | Huron | Kerman | Kingsburg | Mendota | Orange Cove | Parlier | Reedley | San Joaquin | Sanger | Selma |
  • Unincorporated Communities: Auberry | Big Creek | Biola | Calwa | Cantua Creek | Caruthers | Centerville | DelRey | Dunlap | Easton | Friant | Highway City | Lanare | Laton | Mercey Hot Springs | Minkler | Pinedale | Prather | Raisin City | Riverdale | Rolinda | Shaver Lake | Squaw Valley | Tarpey Village | Tollhouse | Tranquillity

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fresno
  • San Joaquin Stake

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Some early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

The Fresno County Recorder Web site has a Public Marriage Records Search.These are recent marriages.

The Fresno County GenWeb Project has transcribed the Index to Marriage Licenses, Vol. 1, 1855-1897.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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