Coordinates: 37°02′15″N 119°30′50″W / 37.03750°N 119.51389°W / 37.03750; -119.51389
Prather is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California. It is located 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Fresno, at an elevation of 1,657 ft (505 m). Prather has a population of 1,569.
The post office in Prather first opened in 1914, closed in 1935, re-opened in 1936, and moved in 1939. The name honors Joseph L. Prather who came to California in 1872 and whose ranch became the site of the town.