Lerdo, California

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Unincorporated community
Lerdo is located in California
Lerdo is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°29′25″N 119°09′09″W / 35.49028°N 119.15250°W / 35.49028; -119.15250Coordinates: 35°29′25″N 119°09′09″W / 35.49028°N 119.15250°W / 35.49028; -119.15250
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 417 ft (127 m)

Lerdo is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 417 feet (127 m).[1]

A post office operated at Lerdo from 1890 to 1894.[2] Lerdo is a name derived from Spanish meaning "slow" or "dull".[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lerdo, 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. 1061. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 185.