Timba, California

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Timba (Yokuts: Orestimba, meaning "meeting place") is a small unincorporated town in Stanislaus County, California, United States, [1] about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Newman. Timba is located at 37°20′34″N121°01′52″W / 37.34278°N 121.03111°W / 37.34278; -121.03111 .



The original location of Orestimba, meaning meeting place in Yokuts, was the meeting place for Mission padres and local Yokuts Indians. Later Orestimba was moved east for the railroad. The name changed from Orestimba to Timba. Orestimba was formed in 1854 as John M. Newsome was the first township supervisor appointed by the judges of the newly formed Stanislaus County, which was formed out of Tuolumne County, California in the same year. [2]

Orestimba Landmark

The Orestimba Landmark is 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Timba on the original location in the Diablo Range. 37°18.052′N121°6.238′W / 37.300867°N 121.103967°W / 37.300867; -121.103967 [3]

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  1. "Timba". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. Tinkham, George Henry (1921). History of Stanislaus County California: With Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men and Women of the County who Have Been Identified with Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present. Historic Record Company.
  3. Orestimba - Historical Marker Database from www.hmdb.org accessed December 21, 2011

37°20′34″N121°01′52″W / 37.34278°N 121.03111°W / 37.34278; -121.03111