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Madera County was formed
in 1893 from parts of Fresno County.
Madera in Spanish means timber or lumber. The county derives its
name from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber
Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the railroad there in
Madera County is a county of the U.S. state of California, located
in the Central Valley north of Fresno County. The county seat is
The southernmost part of Yosemite National Park is located in the
County Seat: Madera
Year Organized: 1893
Square Miles: 2,138