About Madera

“The Perfect Location” Madera County is in the “heart” of California; serves as the “Passageway to the Sierras”; and is located in the exact center of California. Madera residents find they have easy access to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks along with access to the Pacific Coast, Bay Area and Southern California. Madera County encompasses 2,147 square miles, with the City of Madera covering approximately 14 square miles. The City of Madera has an elevation of 282 feet.

The geographical center of the State is located in North Fork (Madera County) where an attractive wooden sign at the intersection of North Fork Road and Auberry Road marks the point. This is about 20 miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park.

For further information about Madera please utilize the following links:




City of Madera Overview

Cultural Arts in Madera County

Public Halls and Meeting Places