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Named for one of the first white settlers, Samuel Addison Bishop, Bishop, California was originally settled to raise livestock to feed miners in a booming mining community, Aurora, Nevada, 80 miles north of Bishop. Located in Owens Valley and part of Inyo County, which is today the second largest county in California, Bishop is set in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. Perhaps best suited to outdoor enthusiasts, Bishop offers beautiful fall foliage and a wide variety of outdoor sports year-round, including extraordinary biking, hiking, rock-climbing and skiiing in the spectacular granite mountains.