Martendale, California

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Martendale is a former settlement in Kern County, California.[1] It was located just south of Cawelo.[1]

Martendale was founded by Harry J. Marten in 1909, as a colony for Mennonites and Adventists.[1] Soon thereafter, over 100 families had settled there.[1]

A post office operated at Martendale from 1909 to 1910.[1]


  1. ^ 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. 1014. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.