|Elevation||3,966 ft (1,209 m)|
The Aqueduct post office opened in 1908, and changed its name to Monolith in 1910. Monolith began as a camp for workers at a cement plant supplying the Owens Valley aqueduct. William Mulholland bestowed the name due to a huge limestone deposit.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Monolith, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1074. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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