Claraville, California

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Claraville
Claraville is located in California
Claraville
Claraville
Location in California
Claraville is located in the United States
Claraville
Claraville
Claraville (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°26′32″N 118°19′46″W / 35.44222°N 118.32944°W / 35.44222; -118.32944Coordinates: 35°26′32″N 118°19′46″W / 35.44222°N 118.32944°W / 35.44222; -118.32944
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyKern County
Elevation6,302 ft (1,921 m)

Claraville (formerly, Kelso and Clarasillo)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 13 miles (21 km) north of Emerald Mountain,[2] at an elevation of 6,302 feet (1,921 m).[1]

A post office operated at Claraville from 1940 to 1941 and from 1949 to 1957.[2] Originally a mining camp called Kelso, the place was renamed Claraville in honor of Clara Munckton, first white woman there.[2] It developed in the 1860s, was deserted by 1869, and revived in the 1930s with the resumption of mining operations during the depression.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Claraville, California
  2. ^ 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. 1017. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.