Algoso, California

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Algoso
Unincorporated community
Algoso is located in California
Algoso
Algoso
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°21′35″N 118°55′30″W / 35.35972°N 118.92500°W / 35.35972; -118.92500Coordinates: 35°21′35″N 118°55′30″W / 35.35972°N 118.92500°W / 35.35972; -118.92500
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 430 ft (131 m)

Algoso (also, Weed Patch)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the railroad 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east-southeast of downtown Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 430 feet (131 m).[1]

The place was called Weed Patch until arrival of the railroad which changed the name to Algoso (Spanish for "weedy") to avoid confusion with Weedpatch.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Algoso, 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. 992. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.