Highway City, CA

Fresno CA
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Highway City is a small community within the city limits of Fresno, California. It is located near the junction of State Route 99 and Shaw Avenue, one of the main streets of Fresno. The community was once known as Biola Junction. It was bisected by the realignment of US Route 99 which opened in 1960. The Highway City Community Center is located in a small public park just north of Shaw Avenue.
The name Highway City was first applied by fig grower J. C. Forkner and was used as a railroad shipping center for his Golden State Highway Fig Gardens concern. The U.S. Geological Survey, National Geographic Names database shows a feature ID of 1658750 and an elevation above mean sea level of 299 feet. The NAD83 coordinates given by USGS are 36°48′39″N 119°53′06″W / 36.81083°N 119.885°W / 36.81083; -119.885 on the Herndon, California 7.5-minute quadrangle.