Desert Spring, California

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Desert Spring
Former settlement
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Reference no. 476

Desert Spring is a former settlement in Kern County, California.[1] It was located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northeast of Cantil.[1]

The place, with natural springs, was important as a source of fresh water to the Native Americans, explorers, prospectors, and others in the Mojave Desert.[1] The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #476.[2]


  1. ^ a b c 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. 
  2. ^ "Desert Spring". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-07.