Dunmovin

Name:

Dunmovin

County:

Inyo

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

36°05′19″N 117°57′40″W / 36.08861°N 117.96111°W / 36.08861 -117.96111

Elevation:

3,507 ft (1,069 m)

Time Zone:

Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)

Comments:

Dunmovin (formerly, Cowan Station) is an unincorporated community in Inyo County, California. It is located 4.8 km (3 mi) north of Coso Junction and 21.6 km (13.5 mi) south-southeast of Olancha, at an elevation of 3507 ft (1069 m).

Remains:

A post office operated at Dunmovin from 1938 to 1941. The place was originally called Cowan Station in honor of homesteader James Cowan. Cowan Station was a freight station for silver ingots being transported from the Cerro Gordo Mines to Los Angeles. When Cowan sold out in 1936, the name was changed to Dunmovin. It was a roadside service station, cafe, and store along U.S. Route 395. Dunmovin has been noted for its unusual place name.

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