Minter Village, California

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Minter Village
Unincorporated community
Minter Village is located in California
Minter Village
Minter Village
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°30′13″N 119°10′58″W / 35.50361°N 119.18278°W / 35.50361; -119.18278Coordinates: 35°30′13″N 119°10′58″W / 35.50361°N 119.18278°W / 35.50361; -119.18278
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 423 ft (129 m)

Minter Village is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 423 feet (129 m).[1]

During World War II, the place was the site of an Army Air Corps airfield Minter Field.[2] Minter Village was founded following the war.[2] The Minter Field post office operated from 1942 to 1949.[2] The Minter Village post office operated from 1948 to 1961.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Minter Village, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1072. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.