Midoil, California

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Midoil
Unincorporated community
Midoil is located in California
Midoil
Midoil
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°09′30″N 119°31′21″W / 35.15833°N 119.52250°W / 35.15833; -119.52250Coordinates: 35°09′30″N 119°31′21″W / 35.15833°N 119.52250°W / 35.15833; -119.52250
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 1,339 ft (408 m)

Midoil (formerly, Midland) is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Fellows,[2] at an elevation of 1339 feet (408 m).[1]

Midoil is no longer a permanently populated place. It is within the zone of active operations of the Midway-Sunset Oil Field, about midway between Fellows and Taft, along Midoil Road, which winds through the pumpjacks, pipelines, and tank batteries, roughly paralleling California State Route 33 about a mile to the northeast. Chevron Corporation is the primary operator in the area.

A post office operated at Midland from 1908 to 1914.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Midoil, 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. 1071. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.