South Lake, Kern County, California

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South Lake
Unincorporated community
South Lake is located in California
South Lake
South Lake
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°38′01″N 118°21′23″W / 35.63361°N 118.35639°W / 35.63361; -118.35639Coordinates: 35°38′01″N 118°21′23″W / 35.63361°N 118.35639°W / 35.63361; -118.35639
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,887 ft (880 m)
Guide sign at the east extent of South Lake.

South Lake is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west-southwest of Weldon,[2] at an elevation of 2887 feet (880 m).[1]

South Lake is located along the south shore of Lake Isabella. A CalTrans G9-2 guide sign posted along SR178 identifies the population as 160. The community uses Weldon, California's ZIP Code of 93283 and is contained within Area code 760.

History[edit]

According to the National Register for Historic Places, a Tübatulabal tribal settlement existed in this area circa 1499.[3]

Geography[edit]

This populated place has a US Geological Survey (USGS), National Geographic Names Database feature ID of either 1867057 (current) or 1661474 (in older editions). Elevation above mean sea level is shown as 2,887 feet (880 m).[4]

South Lake, California is located along SR178 between Bella Vista and Mountain Mesa. The community is in the South Fork Valley.[5]

Kern County Fire Department, "South Lake" Station 71 is located at 9000 Navajo Ave. The station is identified as part of organizational unit "Battalion 7." [6]

South of town, Goat Ranch Canyon extends into the Paiute Mountains.[5]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: South Lake, Kern County, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1108. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ The Register identifies the site as #80000803 and it was added to the Register in 1980.
  4. ^ Per USGS Geonames server.
  5. ^ a b Weldon, California, 7.5-minute Quadrangle, US Geological Survey, 1989.
  6. ^ Fire station is described on the local fire fighter's union web page. It is also shown in many local and federal public records.