KNOWLES

 

FOUNDED BY FREDRICK ERWIN KNOWLES, WHO BOUGHT THE LAND FROM FRANK DUCY

AND WHO ORGANIZED THE RAYMOND GRANITE QUARRY IN WHAT HAS BEEN REFERED

TO AS ‘DUCY’S ROCK PILE’. IN 1899, THE RAYMOND GRANITE QUARRY BUILT A

‘SPUR’ TRACK FROM THE QUARRY TO THE MAIN AT RAYMOND. THE RAILROAD WAS

CALLED ‘KNOWLES SPUR’ AND THE COMMUNITY WAS NAMED KNOWLES. KNOWLES

BUILT A SCHOOLHOUSE IN 1891, AND IN 1890 FRESNO COUNTY TOOK OVER THE

SCHOOL. IN 1893 THE COUNTY WAS DIVIDED AND THE DISTRICT BECAME PART OF

MADERA COUNTY.

DEDICATED OCTOBER 14, 1989, GRUB GULCH CHAPTER 41-49,

E CLAMPUS VITUS, KNOWLES, CALIFORNIA

 

(LOCATED AT RAYMOND. 35953 ROAD 606, KNOWLES ROAD)

 

GPS Locator:

37°12’56.03″N

119°52’47.05″W