KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

2724 Listings

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Population: 661,645     2000 census
Area: 5,210,630 Acres
County Seat: Havilah 1866-1874 Bakersfield 1874 - present
Date: 1866 From Los Angeles & Tulare Counties

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
97 Oak Creek Pass  
98 Keysville 1853
99 Walker's Pass  
100 Havilah 1864
129 Fort Tejon June 24, 1854
130 Willow Springs  
132 Kernville
called Whisky Flat until 1864
1860
133 Sebastian Indian Reservation
(aka Tejon Indian Reservation)
1853
137 Gordon's Ferry on the Kern River 1850
277 Garces Circle May 7, 1776
278 Place Where Francisco Garces Crossed the Kern River May 1, 1776
283 Top of Grapevine Pass, Where Don pedro Fages Passed in 1772 1772
290 Discovery Well of Kern River Oilfield 1899
291 Fages(1772) - Zalvidea (1806) Crossing 1772
300 Rose Station
(aka Rancho Canoa)
built on top of Overland Stage way station (1858)
1875
371 Outermost Point of the South San Joaquin Valley Visited By Padre Garces in 1776 1776
374 Tulamniu Indian Site  
376 California Standard Oil Well Number 1 1899
382 Colonel Thomas Baker Memorial 1863
457 Indian Wells  
476 Desert Spring  
485 Lakeview Gusher Number 1 March 14, 1910
492 Buttonwillow Tree  
495 Glennville Adobe 1857
498 McKettrick Brea Pit  
504 Buena Vista Refinery August, 1864
508 Tehachapi Loop 1876
539 Posey Station of Butterfield Overland Mail Lines 1858
540 Sinks of the Tejon
(aka Alamo)
Station of the Butterfield Overland Mail Lines
1858
581 Well "2-6" June 27, 1909
588 Kern River Slough Station 1858
589 Mountain House 1858
631 Garces Baptismal Site May, 1776
643 Old Town (Tehachapi (1876) 1860
652 20-Mule-Team Borax Terminus 1884
660 Point of Jedediah Smith Trail February 1, 1827
671 Site of the Town of Garlock
aka Cow Wells 1880-1896
1896
672 Lavers Crossing 1854
690 Site of the Last Home of Alexis Godey 1883
732 Site of the Home of Elisha Stevens  
741 Bealville 1855
742 Campsite of Edward M. Kern December, 1845
757 Caliente
once called Allen's Camp
1875
766 Freeman Junction 1834
923 Site of the Flight of the Gossamer Condor August 23, 1977
938 Rand Mining District 1895
1022 Shafter Cotton Research Station 1922

 

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
    2,925 5,600

 

 

Territorial History

1866 Created from Los Angeles & Tulare Counties
  Territory from Tulare to Kern (1866)
Territory from Los Angeles to Kern (1866)
Territory from San Luis Obispo to Kern (1866)
Territory from Kern to Inyo (1872)
Territory from Kern to San Luis Obispo (1885)

 

The county is named from the Kern River.

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