Edwards, California

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Edwards
Unincorporated community
Edwards is located in California
Edwards
Edwards
Location in California
Coordinates: 34°55′34″N 117°56′06″W / 34.92611°N 117.93500°W / 34.92611; -117.93500Coordinates: 34°55′34″N 117°56′06″W / 34.92611°N 117.93500°W / 34.92611; -117.93500
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,356 ft (718 m)

Edwards (formerly, Muroc and Wherry Housing) is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1]

It is located 16 miles (26 km) east-southeast of Mojave,[2] at an elevation of 2356 feet (718 m).[1]

Edwards is most notable as being the site of Edwards Air Force Base.

A post office was established at Edwards in 1951 (having been transferred from Muroc).[2]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Edwards has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Edwards, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1031. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Edwards, California