Semitropic, California

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Semitropic
Unincorporated community
Semitropic is located in California
Semitropic
Semitropic
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°36′07″N 119°30′30″W / 35.60194°N 119.50833°W / 35.60194; -119.50833Coordinates: 35°36′07″N 119°30′30″W / 35.60194°N 119.50833°W / 35.60194; -119.50833
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 256 ft (78 m)

Semitropic (formerly, Semi Tropic)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 10.5 miles (17 km) east of Lost Hills,[2] at an elevation of 256 feet (78 m).[1] The settlement gives its name to the surrounding Semitropic Oil Field, currently operated by Vintage Production LLC.

A post office operated at Semitropic from 1893 to 1913, moving in 1904 and in 1905.[2] The name honored the Semitropic Fruit Company.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Semitropic, 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. 1104. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.