Canebrake (former town), California

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Former settlement
Canebrake is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°43′54″N 118°04′43″W / 35.73167°N 118.07861°W / 35.73167; -118.07861Coordinates: 35°43′54″N 118°04′43″W / 35.73167°N 118.07861°W / 35.73167; -118.07861
CountryUnited States
CountyKern County
Elevation3,930 ft (1,198 m)

Canebrake is a former settlement in Kern County, California.[1] It was located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north-northwest of Walker Pass,[2] along Canebrake Creek at an elevation of 3930 feet (1198 m).[1]

Thomas Hooper Smith built a stage coach station there in the 1870s. Canebrake still appeared on maps as of 1908.[1] The present town of Canebrake developed about three miles west.


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Canebrake (former town), California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1012. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.