Glennville, California

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Glennville
Unincorporated community
Glennville is located in California
Glennville
Glennville
Glennville is located in the US
Glennville
Glennville
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°43′44″N 118°42′13″W / 35.72889°N 118.70361°W / 35.72889; -118.70361Coordinates: 35°43′44″N 118°42′13″W / 35.72889°N 118.70361°W / 35.72889; -118.70361
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 3,176 ft (968 m)

Glennville (formerly Linn's Valley)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is located 30 miles (48 km) north-northeast of Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 3176 feet (968 m) in the Greenhorn Mountains foothills, a range of the Sierra Nevada.[1]

History[edit]

The first white settlers in the area were George Ely and William Linn, who arrived together in 1854. Ely died in 1859 and Linn left the area around the same time. Linn's Valley post office opened in 1860 and the town changed its name to Glennville in 1872.[2] The name honors James Madison Glenn, a blacksmith[2] who settled the area in 1857 and opened the town's first hotel.[3] Glennville became the last stop on the stage coach line from Visalia and the trading center for the surrounding valley after the decline of Lavers' Crossing.[2] In 1860, a state-funded wagon road from Glennville to Kernville was laid out by Thomas Baker, a civil engineer and founder of Bakersfield. A tribute to his ingenuity is that today's State Route 155 still follows Baker's route, originally known as the McFarlane Road, almost entirely.

Glennville remains a quiet country town with one restaurant and no gas station. The southernmost grove of Giant Sequoia trees, Deer Creek Grove, is located about ten miles northeast of Glennville. The Glennville Adobe, built before the Civil War, still stands along Route 155 next to the fire station and is the oldest building in Kern County. The oldest standing church in the county, dating to 1866, stands nearby. [4]

Climate[edit]

Climate type occurs primarily on the periphery of the true deserts in low-latitude semiarid steppe regions.

Climate data for Glennivlle, CA
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13
(56)
14
(58)
15
(59)
18
(65)
23
(74)
28
(83)
32
(90)
32
(89)
29
(84)
23
(74)
17
(63)
14
(57)
22
(71)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−1
(31)
0
(32)
2
(35)
4
(40)
7
(45)
11
(51)
10
(50)
7
(45)
3
(38)
0
(32)
−2
(28)
3
(38)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 94
(3.7)
84
(3.3)
79
(3.1)
48
(1.9)
20
(0.8)
5
(0.2)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
10
(0.4)
20
(0.8)
53
(2.1)
79
(3.1)
493
(19.4)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Glennville, 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. 1040. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ David W. Kean, Wide Places in the California Roads: The encyclopedia of California's small towns and the roads that lead to them (Volume 1 of 4: Southern California Counties), p. 71
  4. ^ David W. Kean, Wide Places in the California Roads: The encyclopedia of California's small towns and the roads that lead to them (Volume 1 of 4: Southern California Counties), p. 72
  5. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Glennville, CA". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on April 24, 2013.