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Posted on: October 3, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Mother of Counties

Photo of historic Las Mariposas map

Mariposa County was formed in 1850 when the state of California was formed. At that time, there were only 27 counties (there are now 58), and Mariposa County covered one-fifth of the state. Since that time, all or a portion of 11 other counties were created which is how the county came to be called the “Mother of Counties.”

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