Willow Springs, Kern County, California

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Willow Springs
Unincorporated community
Willow Springs is located in California
Willow Springs
Willow Springs
Location in California
Coordinates: 34°52′42″N 118°17′48″W / 34.87833°N 118.29667°W / 34.87833; -118.29667Coordinates: 34°52′42″N 118°17′48″W / 34.87833°N 118.29667°W / 34.87833; -118.29667
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,523 ft (769 m)
Reference No. 130

Willow Springs is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California, United States.[1] It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) west of Rosamond,[2] at an elevation of 2523 feet (769 m).[1]

Willow Springs is the site of the Willow Springs International Motorsports Park.

A post office operated at Willow Springs from 1909 to 1918.[2]

The local springs provided water for Native American settlements, and early travelers.[2] Willow Springs was an important stop on freight and stagecoach lines.[2] Most of the masonry buildings were built around 1900 by Ezra Hamilton.[2] The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #103.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Willow Springs, Kern County, 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. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1128. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Willow Springs". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-07.