Gosford, California

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Unincorporated community
Gosford is located in California
Gosford is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°18′40″N 119°05′29″W / 35.31111°N 119.09139°W / 35.31111; -119.09139Coordinates: 35°18′40″N 119°05′29″W / 35.31111°N 119.09139°W / 35.31111; -119.09139
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 364 ft (111 m)

Gosford is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 364 feet (111 m).[1]

Gosford was founded by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1893 and named in honor of the Earl of Gosford, former landowner.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gosford, 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. 1041. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.