Bend City, California

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Bend City
Former settlement
Bend City is located in California
Bend City
Bend City
Bend City is located in the US
Bend City
Bend City
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°49′09″N 118°07′50″W / 36.81917°N 118.13056°W / 36.81917; -118.13056Coordinates: 36°49′09″N 118°07′50″W / 36.81917°N 118.13056°W / 36.81917; -118.13056
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation 3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Reference no. 209

Bend City is a former settlement in Inyo County, California.[1] It was located on the Owens River near the modern-day town of Kearsarge.[1] Founded in the 1863, Bend City was originally a mining camp.[1] Bend City was the site of the first county bridge spanning the Owens River.[1] The 1872 Lone Pine earthquake changed the course of the river away from the townsite, which had already declined.[1] The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #209.[2]


  1. ^ 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. 1174. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  2. ^ "Bend City". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 

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