Asphalto, California

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Asphalto
Former settlement
Asphalto is located in California
Asphalto
Asphalto
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°18′17″N 119°36′03″W / 35.30472°N 119.60083°W / 35.30472; -119.60083Coordinates: 35°18′17″N 119°36′03″W / 35.30472°N 119.60083°W / 35.30472; -119.60083
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyKern County
Elevation932 ft (284 m)

Asphalto is a former settlement in Kern County, California.[1] It was located on the railroad 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of McKittrick,[2] at an elevation of 932 feet (284 m).[1] Asphalto still appeared on maps as of 1932.[1]

History[edit]

Originally the site of the Aguaje de La Brea a watering place on El Camino Viejo. The site has fossils in the asphalt deposits here, similar to other places in the vicinity of McKittrick.[3] A post office operated at Asphalto from 1893 to 1894, and from 1898 to 1900, when service was transferred to McKittrick.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Asphalto, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1070. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ William N. Abeloe, Mildred Brooke Hoover, H. E. Rensch, E. G. Rensch, Historic spots in California, 3rd Edition., Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1966 William N. Abeloe, Mildred Brooke Hoover, H. E. Rensch, E. G. Rensch, Historic spots in California, 3rd Edition., Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1966; p.128