Actis, California

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Actis
Unincorporated community
Actis is located in California
Actis
Actis
Location in California
Coordinates: 34°57′31″N 118°08′55″W / 34.95861°N 118.14861°W / 34.95861; -118.14861Coordinates: 34°57′31″N 118°08′55″W / 34.95861°N 118.14861°W / 34.95861; -118.14861
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,562 ft (781 m)

Actis (formerly, Highberg, Rummington, and Gloster)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 6.5 miles (10 km) north of Rosamond,[2] at an elevation of 2562 feet (781 m).[1] It is situated between Mojave and Rosamond at Backus Road and California State Route 14.[3]

The Highberg post office opened in 1917, changed its name to Rummington in 1918, and closed for good in 1927.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Actis
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 57.1
(13.9)
60.2
(15.7)
64.6
(18.1)
73.8
(23.2)
81.4
(27.4)
90.5
(32.5)
98.5
(36.9)
97.2
(36.2)
92.3
(33.5)
79.6
(26.4)
67.5
(19.7)
59.9
(15.5)
76.88
(24.92)
Average low °F (°C) 29.9
(−1.2)
33.8
(1)
37.8
(3.2)
45.7
(7.6)
52.3
(11.3)
61.3
(16.3)
67.8
(19.9)
65.7
(18.7)
58.4
(14.7)
47.4
(8.6)
35.9
(2.2)
31.5
(−0.3)
47.29
(8.5)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.1
(28)
1.3
(33)
1.2
(30)
0.4
(10)
0.1
(3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(3)
0.2
(5)
0.2
(5)
0.4
(10)
1.2
(30)
6.2
(157)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Actis, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 991. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Curtis Darling, Kern County Place Names, second edition (2003), page 1
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Actis, California". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.