|Elevation||2,516 ft (767 m)|
Isabella is a former settlement in Kern County, California. It was located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north-northeast of Bodfish, at an elevation of 2516 feet (767 m). The site was inundated by Lake Isabella.
A post office operated at the original site of Isabella from 1896 to 1953, then at the relocated site from 1953 until the name was changed to Lake Isabella in 1957. The town was founded by Steven Barton in 1893 and named in honor of Queen Isabella of Spain while her name was current during the 1893 Columbian Exposition.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Isabella, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1050. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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