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Timba (or Orestimba) 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″N 121°01′52″W / 37.34278°N 121.03111°W / 37.34278; -121.03111.orestimba is a native American word meaning "meeting place"

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HistoryEdit

The original location of Orestimba, meaning meeting place in Yokut, was the meeting place for Mission padres and local Yokut Indians. Later Orestimba was moved east for the railroad. The name changed from Orestimba to Timba.

Orestimba LandmarkEdit

The Orestimba Landmark is 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Timba on the original location in the Diablo Range. 37°18.052′N 121°6.238′W / 37.300867°N 121.103967°W / 37.300867; -121.103967 [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Timba". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Orestimba; THE HISTORICAL MARKER DATABASE, Orestimba from www.hmdb.org accessed December 21, 2011

Coordinates: 37°20′34″N 121°01′52″W / 37.34278°N 121.03111°W / 37.34278; -121.03111