Kramer Hills, California

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Kramer Hills
Kramer Hills is located in California
Kramer Hills
Kramer Hills
Location in California
Coordinates: 34°55′15″N 117°28′07″W / 34.92083°N 117.46861°W / 34.92083; -117.46861Coordinates: 34°55′15″N 117°28′07″W / 34.92083°N 117.46861°W / 34.92083; -117.46861[1]
CountryUnited States
CountySan Bernardino
Elevation2,739 ft (835 m)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Area codes442/760
FIPS code06-38905
GNIS feature ID252916

Kramer Hills is an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Kramer Hills is 6.4 miles (10.3 km) southeast of Kramer Junction and 26 miles (42 km) west of Barstow.

The small mining camp of Kramer Hill was founded around 1885 after a nearby copper discovery, but was short-lived. Later discoveries of gold and copper revived interest, but the only substantial development was at the Herkelrath gold mine around 1926. Actual production (if any) is unknown, but many claims were staked and much prospecting done.[2][3]

Nearby is the World War II Hawes Auxiliary Airfield.


  1. ^ a b "Kramer Hills". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Kramer Hills at Mining History of the California Desert Conservation Area
  3. ^ Kramer Hills and Herkelrath at Mindat