Bend City, California

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Bend City
Former settlement
Bend City is located in California
Bend City
Bend City
Location in California
Bend City is located in the United States
Bend City
Bend City
Bend City (the United States)
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
CountryUnited States
CountyInyo County
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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