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Facts about Olancha, California
Olancha (formerly, Olanche) is a census designated place in Inyo County of the U.S. state of California. Olancha is located on U.S. Route 395 in California, 37 miles (60 km) south-southeast of Independence, at an elevation of 3658 feet (1115 m). As of the 2010 census, the population was 192, up from 134 at the 2000 census.Located in the Owens Valley next to the now mostly dry Owens Lake, the arid settlement is home to a major bottled water plant for Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water.
As of the United States 2000 Census census, the CDP population was 134.
Olancha was established by Minnard Farley who came to the area in 1860 and discovered silver ore in the nearby Coso Range. For processing the ore he built a stamp mill just south of Olancha Creek. The name "Olancha" is believed to be derived from the nearby Yaudanche tribe. Olancha is a census-designated place in Inyo County, California County of the US state of California. The remains of a stone wall from this mill still exists and has been designated as a California Historical Site (marker #796).
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