Cinco, California

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Unincorporated community
Cinco is located in California
Cinco is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°15′48″N 118°02′10″W / 35.26333°N 118.03611°W / 35.26333; -118.03611Coordinates: 35°15′48″N 118°02′10″W / 35.26333°N 118.03611°W / 35.26333; -118.03611
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,149 ft (655 m)

Cinco is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1]

It is located on the southwestern edge of Fremont Valley 6 miles (9.7 km), east of and at the foot of the Sierra Nevada (U.S.) Mountains, south of Red Rock Canyon State Park (California).[2] at an elevation of 2149 feet (655 m).[1] It is southwest of Cantil, California and east of Cross Mountain.

Cinco was founded as a work camp in the early 20th century for workers on the Los Angeles Aqueduct (Owens Valley aqueduct).[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cinco, 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. 1017. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.