Old Town, Kern County, California

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Old Town
Unincorporated community
Old Town is located in California
Old Town
Old Town
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°08′34″N 118°29′41″W / 35.14278°N 118.49472°W / 35.14278; -118.49472Coordinates: 35°08′34″N 118°29′41″W / 35.14278°N 118.49472°W / 35.14278; -118.49472
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 3,829 ft (1,167 m)

Old Town (formerly, Williamsburg)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) west-northwest of Tehachapi,[2] at an elevation of 3829 feet (1167 m).[1]

The name Williamsburg honored James E. Williams, a businessman.[2] A post office operated at Old Town from 1877 (being transferred from Tehichipa) to 1885.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Old Town, Kern County, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1083. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.