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Coulterville is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. It is located on Maxwell Creek 20mi northwest of Mariposa, at an elevation of 1699 feet . Coulterville had a population of 201 at the 2010 census. It is a mining town located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The ZIP Code is 95311. The community is inside area code 209.HistoryThe place was settled in 1850 by George W. Coulter, for whom it is also named. For a time Coulter lived in a tent flying the American Flag, prompting local Mexicans to call the place Banderita (Spanish for "small flag"). The Maxwell's Creek post office opened in 1852 and changed its name to Coulterville in 1853. The name Maxwell honors George Maxwell, with whom Coulter cast lots to determine the name of the town.Coulterville is registered as California Historical Landmark #332. A large portion of the downtown was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Coulterville Main Street Historic District.The intersection of California State Route 49 and California State Route 132, where the Hotel Jeffery sits, appears briefly in the movie Road Queen (Part 1).Coulterville is in California. Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Coulterville and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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