Ahwahnee is a census-designated place in Madera County, California. It is located 5.25 miles (8.4 km) west of Yosemite Forks, at an elevation of 2326 feet (709 m). The population was 2,246 at the 2010 census.
Ahwahnee is hilly and located in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is part of the Madera–Chowchilla Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Ahwahnee post office opened in 1893 to 1896. The name, Ahwahnee, is derived from the Southern Sierra Miwok word awwo which, in English, means “mouth.” The Gertrude post office was transferred to and renamed to Ahwahnee in 1900, closed in 1907, and re-opened in 1917.
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