Muroc, California

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For the community formerly with this name, see Edwards, California.
Muroc
Former settlement
Muroc is located in California
Muroc
Muroc
Location in California
Coordinates: 34°55′23″N 117°52′20″W / 34.92306°N 117.87222°W / 34.92306; -117.87222Coordinates: 34°55′23″N 117°52′20″W / 34.92306°N 117.87222°W / 34.92306; -117.87222
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,283 ft (696 m)

Muroc (also, Rogers, Rod, Yucca, and Rodriguez)[2] is a former settlement in Kern County, California in the Mojave Desert.[1]

It was located on Rogers Dry Lake 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Edwards,[2] at an elevation of 2283 feet (696 m).[1]

Muroc still appeared on maps as of 1942.[1] Muroc's site is now on Edwards Air Force Base.[2]

A post office operated at Muroc from 1910 to 1951.[2] The name honors early settlers Ralph and Clifford Corum - their surname spelled backwards is "Muroc".[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Muroc, 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. Quill Driver Books. p. 1079. ISBN 9781884995149.