Bealville, California

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Bealville
Historic marker at Bealville
Historic marker at Bealville
Bealville is located in California
Bealville
Bealville
Location in California
Bealville is located in the United States
Bealville
Bealville
Bealville (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°16′20″N 118°37′34″W / 35.27222°N 118.62611°W / 35.27222; -118.62611Coordinates: 35°16′20″N 118°37′34″W / 35.27222°N 118.62611°W / 35.27222; -118.62611
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyKern County
Elevation1,811 ft (552 m)
Reference no.741

Bealville is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the Union Pacific Railroad[1] (formerly Southern Pacific Railroad) 1.25 miles (2 km) south of Caliente,[2] at an elevation of 1,811 feet (552 m).[1]. The area was named after Edward Fitzgerald Beale, who owned the adjacent Rancho El Tejon.

The Southern Pacific Railroad established the Bealville depot and telegraph office on the railroad in 1876 and it remained in service until 1913. A post office operated at Bealville from 1879 to 1881.[2] The town is now registered as California Historical Landmark #741.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bealville, 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. 999. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ "Bealville". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-07.