Bena, California

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Unincorporated community
Bena is located in California
Bena is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°19′36″N 118°44′23″W / 35.32667°N 118.73972°W / 35.32667; -118.73972Coordinates: 35°19′36″N 118°44′23″W / 35.32667°N 118.73972°W / 35.32667; -118.73972
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 863 ft (263 m)

Bena (formerly, Pampa)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the Union Pacific Railroad 7 miles (11 km) west-northwest of Caliente,[2] at an elevation of 863 feet (263 m).[1]

The Pampa post office operated from 1889 to 1890 and again during 1901.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bena, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1001. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.