Edwards, California

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Edwards is located in California
Location in California
Edwards is located in the United States
Edwards (the United States)
Coordinates: 34°55′34″N 117°56′06″W / 34.92611°N 117.93500°W / 34.92611; -117.93500Coordinates: 34°55′34″N 117°56′06″W / 34.92611°N 117.93500°W / 34.92611; -117.93500
CountryUnited States
CountyKern County
Elevation2,356 ft (718 m)

Edwards (formerly, Muroc and Wherry Housing) is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1]

It is located 16 miles (26 km) east-southeast of Mojave,[2] at an elevation of 2,356 feet (718 m).[1]

Edwards was originally a base housing site for Edwards Air Force Base and is now a part of the base reservation.[clarification needed]

A post office was established at Edwards in 1951 (having been transferred from Muroc).[2]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Edwards has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Edwards, 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. 1031. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Edwards, California