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Mono County was formed in 1861 from parts
of Calaveras County, Fresno County and Mariposa County. Parts of the county's territory were given to Inyo County
The county is named after Mono Lake which, in 1852, was named for a Native American Paiute tribe that inhabited
the Sierra Nevada from north of Mono Lake to Owens Lake. The tribe's western neighbors, the Yokuts, called them
monachie meaning "fly people" because the pupae of a fly was their chief food staple and trading article.
Cities & Towns:
Vital Records Resources
P.O. Box 715
Bridgeport, CA 93517-0715
Phone: (760) 932-5215
Fax: (760) 932-7145
County Seat: Bridgeport
Year Organized: 1861
Square Miles: 3,044
Mono County Government Site
Archives - San Francisco
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-2350
MONO COUNTY SOCIETIES
Mono Basin Historical Society
PO Box 31, Lee Vining CA 93541