Wheeler Ridge, California
Highway directional sign in Wheeler Ridge, with Tehachapi Mountains beyond
|Elevation||291 m (955 ft)|
A post office operated at Wheeler Ridge from 1923 to 1972.
Before the development of the Grapevine commercial district to the south, Wheeler Ridge had the last services southbound on old U.S. Route 99 before the climb up Tejon Pass. It is now the point where State Route 99 merges with Interstate 5. Before the 1964 state highway renumbering, U.S. 99 passed through Wheeler Ridge.
On April 16, 2005, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck near Wheeler Ridge, but it was considerably north of the San Andreas Fault, which formed the gap in the Tejon Pass.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wheeler Ridge, 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. 1126. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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