Hazelton, California

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Hazelton
Unincorporated community
Hazelton is located in California
Hazelton
Hazelton
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°02′32″N 119°23′04″W / 35.04222°N 119.38444°W / 35.04222; -119.38444Coordinates: 35°02′32″N 119°23′04″W / 35.04222°N 119.38444°W / 35.04222; -119.38444
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 771 ft (235 m)

Hazelton (formerly, Sunset or Sunset Camp)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the Sunset Railroad 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southeast of Maricopa,[2] at an elevation of 771 feet (235 m).[1]

The place was known as Sunset until the railroad arrived when it was renamed in honor of Hazelton Blodget, son of a local oilman.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hazelton, 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. 1045. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.