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Encyclopedia > Kern County, California
Kern County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Kern County
Location in the state of California
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California's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1866
Seat Bakersfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

21,138 km² (8,161 mi²)
21,085 km² (8,141 mi²)
53 km² (20 mi²), 0.25%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

661,645
31/km² 
Website: www.co.kern.ca.us

Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley of the U.S. state of California. Established in 1866, it extends east beyond the southern slope of the Eastern Sierra Nevada range into the Mojave Desert, and includes parts of the Western Indian Wells Valley, and Northern Antelope Valley, north of Los Angeles County, an area larger than the state of Massachusetts. From the Sierras the county extends across the floor of the San Joaquin Valley to the eastern edge of the Temblor Range, part of the Coastal Ranges. To the south the county extends over the ridge of the Tehachapi Mountains. As of the 2000 census, its population is 661,645, but recent California Department of Finance estimates place the county population at 779,869. The county seat is Bakersfield (since 1874) with the original county seat being the former mining town of Havilah in the mountains between Bakersfield and Tehachapi. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_CA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): California ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nickname: Location of Bakersfield, California Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Kern County Founded 1869 Government  - Mayor Harvey Hall Area  - City  131 sq mi (339. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... The California Central Valley Part of the Valley as seen from overhead A typical Central Valley scene at ground level The California Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U.S. state of California. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Sierra Nevada (Spanish for Snowy Range) is a mountain range that is almost entirely in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... A truck passes eastbound along the busy Highway 58 through the Antelope Valley. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Tehachapi Mountains The Tehachapi Mountains are a short transverse range in southern California in the United States, running SW-NE to connect the Coast Ranges on the west with the southern end of the Sierra Nevada mountains on the east. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Bakersfield is the county seat of Kern County, California, in the United States. ...


The county has a large agricultural base and is a significant producer of oil, natural gas, hydro-electric power, wind-turbine power, and geothermal power. As of 2004, Kern remains California's top oil-producing county, with over 85% of the state's 43,000 oil wells. The county accounts for one-tenth of overall U.S. oil production, and three of the five largest U.S. oil fields are in Kern County. Kern is also noted for its mineral wealth, including gold, borite, and kernite. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An oil well is seen in Texas. ... A mineral is a naturally occurring substance formed through geological processes that has a characteristic chemical composition, a highly ordered atomic structure and specific physical properties. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Standard atomic weight 196. ... Kernite, also known as rasorite and hydrated sodium borate hydroxide (Na2B4O7·4H2O), is a colorless to white crystalline mineral that was formerly the chief source of borax. ...


Edwards Air Force Base, China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, and Mojave Spaceport are located in Kern County (the latter owned and operated by the county government) Edwards Air Force Base is a base located on the border of Kern County and Los Angeles County, California in the Antelope Valley, northeast of Lancaster. ... NASA satellite photo showing the main runways at NAWS China Lake FAA Airport Diagram Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake or NAWS China Lake (IATA: NID, ICAO: KNID, FAA LID: NID) is an airborne weapons testing and training range operated by the United States Navy and its contractors. ... Mojave Airport, storage location for commercial airliners. ...


Kern County is home to California's largest open pit mine at Boron, which mines borax.[1]


The American Lung Association ranked Kern County as the most ozone-polluted county in the nation in 2006.[2] The American Lung Association is a non-profit organization which fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. It was founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis as the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. ...

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History

The Kern County area was first claimed by the Spanish in 1769. In 1772, Commander Don Pedro Fages became the first European to enter the area; the expedition entered via the Grapevine Canyon (later the site of the Ridge Route along U.S. 99 and now Interstate 5). Walker Pass was discovered in 1834 and is an important pass across the Sierra Nevada as it is one of the few not closed by winter snows. It is now a National Historic Landmark. In 1848, the Kern area was ceded to the United States as part of the transfer of California, Nevada, and Utah and other lands under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Don Pedro Fages (1734–1794), nicknamed El Oso, was a Catalan soldier, explorer, and the second Spanish military Governor of New California (California Nueva, later Alta California) from 1770–1774, and Governor of the Californias from 1782–1791. ... Grapevine is an unincorporated community in Kern County located at the foot of a road grade known as the Grapevine through Tejon Pass in the Tehachapi Mountains at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley along Interstate 5 (formerly U.S. Highway 99). ... A map of the Ridge Route drawn in 1919 The Ridge Route, officially the Castaic-Tejon Route,[2] is a narrow two-lane highway in the northern Greater Los Angeles Area of the U.S. state of California. ... Ù U.S. Route 99 was the main north-south highway on the West Coast of the United States until 1964, running from Calexico, California on the U.S.-Mexico border to Blaine, Washington on the U.S.-Canada border. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Walker Pass (elevation 5,250 ft/1,600 m) is a mountain pass in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains. ... The Sierra Nevada (Spanish for Snowy Range) is a mountain range that is almost entirely in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,889 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... The Mexican Cession (red) and the Gadsden Purchase (orange). ...


Kern County was created in 1866 with the county seat located in the now abandoned mining town of Havilah. In its beginning, Kern County was dominated by mining in the mountains and desert. The area of the San Joaquin Valley was considered inhospitable and impassable at the time due to swamps, lakes, sharp tule reeds, and diseases such as malaria. This changed when settlers started draining lands for farming and constructing canals, most dug by hand by hired Chinese laborers, to both irrigate and drain these lands. Within 10 years the area of the San Joaquin Valley surpassed the mining areas as the economic influence of the county, and the county seat was moved from Havilah to Bakersfield in 1874.


Tensions between Native Americans (mostly Mohave and Paiutes) following attacks on miners and encroaching settlers in the mountains turned deadly on several occasions. Most notably the ghost town of Keyesville is the location where 5 Indians were killed in cold blood in 1856, and another 35 in were killed by soldiers in the 1863 Keyesville Massacre. Relations with other tribes were more cordial. The Haidu lived on the Tejon Ranch under General Edward Beale's protection on Ranchos. Beale and the Chiefs of the tribes got along very well to the point where Beale would give whatever the Chiefs asked for off his own person. The Yokut Indians of the San Joaquin Valley were peaceful and friendly. There were no reported problems between them and settlers. Spanish explorer Father Francisco Garces befriended the Yokuts at villages at the present day Garces Circle and across the railroad tracks from the campus of Bakersfield High School both in Bakersfield. They lived in Hogans along the different branches of the Kern River Delta and hunted antelope, tule elk, deer, grizzly bear, fish, and game birds. The Yokuts for the most part died from diseases, with a few assimilating into the white man's culture. The Haidu assimilated into the local population with most intermarrying with Spanish/Mexican Californios. Many of the Paiute still live in the mountain areas of eastern Kern County, with no reservations in Kern County as in other counties. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Kern County was formed in 1866 from parts of Los Angeles and Tulare Counties. The county derives its name from the Kern River which was named for Edward Kern, cartographer for General John C. Fremont's 1845 expedition, which crossed Walker Pass. Local legend has it Kern had the river named after him by Carson after he nearly drowned in the river which turned into a raging torrent due to summer snowmelt before the Isabella Dam was built in the 1950s. The Kern River was originally named Rio Bravo de San Felipe by Father Francisco Garces when he explored the area in 1776. Kern County was nearly named Buena Vista County for the large, and now drained, Buena Vista Lake between Bakersfield and Taft. Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Tulare County is a county located in U.S. state of Californias Central Valley, south of Fresno. ... The Kern River north of Kernville The Kern River going through the Kern Canyon, just northeast of Bakersfield A Kern River hydroelectric power plant in the Kern River, at the entrance to part of Sequoia National Forest. ... Cartography is the study of map making and cartographers are map makers. ... John C. Frémont John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813-July 13, 1890), birth name John Charles Fremon [Harvey, p. ...


Kern County was the site of the Battle of San Emigdio. It was between Indians of the Santa Barbara Mission who rebelled against the Mexican government taking over mission property and ejecting the Indians. This battle between Mexican forces from Monterrey occurred at the canyon where San Emigdio Creek flows down San Emigdio Mountain and the Blue Ridge south of Bakersfield near Highway 166. The San Emigdio Mountains is a mountain range of the Transverse Ranges. ...


Former U.S. Ambassador and U.S. Army General Edward Beale established and owned the large Tejon Ranch in the mountains south of Bakersfield. It was the consolidation of four separate Mexican Rancheros he purchased in 1846 after his part in winning California independence in the Bear Flag Revolt against corrupt and inept Mexican government officials. Today, the Tejon Ranch is the largest tract of privately owned land in California. The Beale Memorial Library, Beale Avenue, General Beale Road, The Beale Memorial Clock Tower, Beale Park, and Truxtun Avenue are named after the influential Beale family, both for Edward and his wife, and their son Truxtun.


In 1854 the First Regiment, U.S. Dragoons established Fort Tejon near the head of the Grapevine Canyon. The post's mission was protecting peaceful Indians living on the nearby Tejon Indian Rancherias, as well as safeguarding miners from raids by hostile Mohave and Paiute Indians. The Indians of the Tejon Ranch, most of whom were Haidu, assimilated into the local population and the Rancherias no longer exist. Located next to the Ridge Route (now Interstate 5) just north of the town of Lebec, the fort is a California State Historical Park featuring living history programs and Civil War re-enactments (although no Civil War battles were fought there). A light dragoon from the American Revolution A dragoon is a soldier trained to fight on foot, but transport himself on horseback. ... Fort Tejon was established by the United States Army in 1854 and was active for ten years. ...


Elk Hills, one of the largest oil fields in Kern County, was involved in the affair remembered as the Teapot Dome Scandal, the most infamous example of corruption of President Warren G. Harding's administration. In 1923 it was revealed that Harding's Secretary of the Interior, Albert Fall, transferred portions of the naval petroleum reserves into private hands without competitive bidding, and in the case of Elk Hills, in exchange for personal 'loans.' The illicit deals involved the reserves at Elk Hills and at Teapot Dome in Wyoming. Teapot Dome is a reference to an oil field on public land in Wyoming, so named because of a mass boulder that looks like a teapot overlooking the field. ... Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was an American politician and the 29th President of the United States, from 1921 to 1923, when he became the sixth president to die in office. ... The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... Albert Bacon Fall (November 26, 1861 - November 30, 1944) Senator from New Mexico and the Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding, notorious for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal. ...


On July 21, 1952, an earthquake with epicenter in Kern County measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale killed 12 people. The Kern County earthquake was the largest earthquake to strike Southern California since the Fort Tejon earthquake of 1857 and the Lone Pine earthquake of 1872, causing immense and widespread damage. In addition to 12 fatalities, it was responsible for at least 18 injuries and over $50 million in property damage. It was followed by several aftershocks, at least 20 of which were magnitude 5.0 or greater. The quake occurred on the White Wolf Fault and was the second strongest quake in California history, second only to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... An earthquake is the result from the sudden release of stored energy in the Earths crust that creates seismic waves. ... The epicenter is directly above the earthquakes focus. ... The Richter magnitude test scale (or more correctly local magnitude ML scale) assigns a single number to quantify the size of an earthquake. ... For the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border, see Bajalta California. ... The Fort Tejon earthquake occurred on January 9, 1857, with an estimated magnitude of 8. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Lone Pine fault scarp The Great Lone Pine earthquake was one of the largest earthquakes to hit California in recorded history. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Aftershocks are earthquakes in the same region of the mainshock (generally within a few rupture length) but of smaller magnitude and which occur with a pattern that follows Omoris law. ...


As home to Edwards Air Force Base the Air Force's main flight test facility, Kern County has been the site of many aeronautic milestones, including the first supersonic flight and the first landing of the Space Shuttle. Kern County is also the home of the first inland spaceport in the United States, the Mojave Spaceport. Kern County is also home to the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station at Ridgecrest where many weapons used by the Navy were and continue to be developed and tested, including the Sidewinder missile. Edwards Air Force Base (IATA: EDW, ICAO: KEDW) is a United States Air Force airbase located on the border of Kern County and Los Angeles County, California in the Antelope Valley, 7 miles (11 km) due east of Rosamond. ... The Bell X-1, originally designated XS-1, was a joint NACA-U.S. Army Air Forces/US Air Force supersonic research project and the first aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in controlled, level flight. ... NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... Mojave Airport, storage location for commercial airliners. ... NASA satellite photo showing the main runways at NAWS China Lake FAA Airport Diagram Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake or NAWS China Lake (IATA: NID, ICAO: KNID, FAA LID: NID) is an airborne weapons testing and training range operated by the United States Navy and its contractors. ... The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a heat-seeking, short-range, air-to-air missile carried by fighter aircraft and recently, certain gunship helicopters. ...


Between 1983 and 1986, several ritual sex ring child abuse cases allegedly occurred in Kern County. These resulted in numerous long prison sentences, all of which were overturned, some only decades later. The Kern County cases marked the beginning of a series of similar cases all over North America and beyond. Between 1983 and 1986, numerous cases of criminal child molestation were tried in Kern County, California. ...


Currently, Kern County is represented by 5 District Supervisors. John McQuiston representing the 1st District, Don Maben representing the 2nd District, Mike Maggard representing the 3rd District, Ray Watson representing the 4th District, and Michael J. Rubio representing the 5th District.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 21,138 km² (8,161 mi²). 21,085 km² (8,141 mi²) of it is land and 53 km² (20 mi²) of it (0.25%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 661,645 people, 208,652 households, and 156,489 families residing in the county. The population density was 31/km² (81/mi²). There were 231,564 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.60% White, 6.02% Black or African American, 3.37% Asian, 1.51% Native American, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 23.22% from other races, and 4.14% from two or more races. 38.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 66.8% spoke English, 29.1% Spanish and 1.0% Tagalog as their first language. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


There were 208,652 households out of which 42.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 14.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 20.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.50. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 31.90% under the age of 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 18.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 105.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $35,446, and the median income for a family was $39,403. Males had a median income of $38,097 versus $25,876 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,760. About 16.80% of families and 20.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.80% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The center of population of California is located in Kern County, in the town of Buttonwillow [2]. Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Buttonwillow is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ...


Recreation

Kern County's geography offers a wide variety of outdoor geography. Among the outdoor recreational activities are: Horseback riding, water skiing (Lake Buena Vista, Lake Ming, and private ski ranches), offroad biking and dune buggys (Jawbone Canyon, California City, and Randsburg), auto racing (Willow Springs, Buttonwillow, Bakersfield Speedway, Famoso, & and an unnamed half-mile speedway under construction), hunting, paint ball courses, white water rafting, Olympic quality kayaking, snow skiing (Shirley Meadows), shooting ranges (5 Dogs Creek Range), hiking, biking (trails, paths, and roads), camping, fishing, and other activities.


Trivia

Kern County is one of two counties in the United States that lies in two Nielsen TV markets. Usually Nielsen puts an entire county into one media market, but Kern County is divided between the Bakersfield TV market and the Los Angeles TV market place.


Cities over 300,000 population

Nickname: Location of Bakersfield, California Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Kern County Founded 1869 Government  - Mayor Harvey Hall Area  - City  131 sq mi (339. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Meadows Field (IATA: BFL, ICAO: KBFL, FAA LID: BFL) is the primary airport of Bakersfield, California and is owned by Kern County, California. ...

Cities over 50,000 population

Delano is a city located in Kern County, California. ...

Cities over 10,000 population

Ridgecrest, (formerly an area known as Crumville) was incorporated as a city in 1963 and is located in the Indian Wells Valley in northeastern Kern County, California adjacent to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. ... Wasco is a city located in Kern County, California. ... Arvin is a city located in Kern County, California. ... Shafter is a city located in Kern County, California. ... Wind Turbines in the mountains Tehachapi (IPA: ) is a city incorporated in 1909 located in its namesake Tehachapi Mountains between Bakersfield and Mojave in Kern County, California. ...

Cities under 10,000 population

McFarland is a city located in Kern County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,618. ... California City, incorporated in 1965, is a city located in the northern Antelope Valley in Kern County in the U.S. state of California. ... Taft is a city in Kern County, California, United States. ... Maricopa is a rural town in Kern County, California, United States. ...

Towns and CDPs

The following are towns or census-designated places within Kern County: A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ...


Towns over 10,000 population

Towns over 1,000 population Oildale is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Rosamond is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, USA, 20 miles North of Palmdale, in the Antelope Valley, the westernmost desert valley of the Mojave Desert. ... Lamont is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ...

Towns Under 1,000 population Rosedale is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Golden Hills is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Bear Valley Springs is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Mojave is a town located in Kern County, California. ... The Mojave Spaceport, also known as the Mojave Airport and Civilian Flight Test Center, is the first facility to be licensed in the United States for horizontal launches of reusable spacecraft. ... Ford City is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Lake Isabella is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Weedpatch is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. ... Weldon is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Frazier Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. ... Wofford Heights is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Boron is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... (Not to be confused with the Lost Hills from The Legend of Zelda. ... South Taft is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Taft Heights is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Bodfish is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. ... China Lake Acres is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Kernville is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Pine Mountain Club is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Stallion Springs is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Lebec is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Buttonwillow is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... North Edwards is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Caliente is a town in Kern County, California, with a population of 1,019. ...

Inyokern is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Inyokern Airport is an airport located in Inyokern, California serving the Indian Wells Valley area of Kern County. ... Lake of the Woods is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Mountain Mesa is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Dustin Acres is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Valley Acres is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Squirrel Mountain Valley is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Onyx is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Derby Acres is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Keene is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Tupman is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Johannesburg is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California, in a mining district of the Rand Mountains. ... McKittrick is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Mettler is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Fellows is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ... Randsburg is a census-designated place located in Kern County, California. ...

Adjacent Counties

Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Ventura County . ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... San Luis Obispo County is a county located on the central Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. ... Kings County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, southeast of Fresno County. ... Tulare County is a county located in U.S. state of Californias Central Valley, south of Fresno. ... Inyo County is a county located in east-central California, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada south of Yosemite National Park. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, containing more land than each of nine states. ...

Transportation Infrastructure

Major Highways

Image File history File links I-5. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Image File history File links US_395_(CA). ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION POSTMILE I-15 CA SBD 0. ... Image File history File links California_14. ... California State Route 14 is a north-south state highway largely in the Mojave Desert of the U.S. State of California, also known as the High Desert, just east of the crest of the Sierra Nevada in its northern part. ... Image File history File links California_33. ... State Route 33 is a California State Highway that travels in a north-south direction between central and southern California. ... Image File history File links California_43. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE CA-119 KER 0. ... Image File history File links California_46. ... California State Route 46, is an east-west highway from the Pacific coast of California at Cambria, California through the western part of the southern San Joaquin Valley, intersecting California State Highway 99 about five miles east of Wasco It has an interchange with Interstate 5 near Lost Hills. ... Image File history File links California_58. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE US-101 SLO 0. ... Image File history File links California_65. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-99 KER 0. ... Image File history File links California_99. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 KER 0. ... Image File history File links California_119. ... California State Route 119 is legally defined: 419. ... Image File history File links California_155. ... California State Route 155 is a state highway in California connecting Routes 99 and 178 going through the southern part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. ... Image File history File links California_166. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE CA-1 SB 0. ... Image File history File links California_178. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE CA-99 KER 0. ... Image File history File links California_184. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE CA-223 KER 0. ... Image File history File links California_204. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-58 KER 0. ... Image File history File links California_223. ... State Route 223 is a state highway located in Kern County, California, USA. It runs from Interstate 5 to Route 99 south of Bakersfield. ...

Public transportation

  • Golden Empire Transit is the local bus operator in and near Bakersfield.
  • Kern Regional Transit provides countywide intercity bus service.
  • Kern County is also served by Greyhound and Orange Belt Stages buses and Amtrak trains.

Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... Orange Belt Stages (OBS) is a bus company based in Visalia, California. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ...

Airports

Meadows Field (IATA: BFL, ICAO: KBFL, FAA LID: BFL) is the primary airport of Bakersfield, California and is owned by Kern County, California. ... Mojave Airport, storage location for commercial airliners. ...

Media

Newspapers

  • Bakersfield Californian[3], Bakersfield, north/west Kern
  • The Mountain Enterprise, southwest Kern mountains area
  • Mojave Desert News [4], east Kern desert area
  • The Daily Independent [5], Ridgecrest, China Lake, and The Indian Wells Valley

References

  1. ^ [1] Rio Tinto Borax. Accessed July 3, 2007.
  2. ^ People at Risk In 25 Most Ozone-Polluted Counties American Lung Association. Accessed January 5, 2007.

External links

Coordinates: 35°20′N 118°43′W / 35.34, -118.72 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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