Miracle Hot Springs, California

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Miracle Hot Springs
Unincorporated community
Miracle Hot Springs is located in California
Miracle Hot Springs
Miracle Hot Springs
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°34′33″N 118°32′04″W / 35.57583°N 118.53444°W / 35.57583; -118.53444Coordinates: 35°34′33″N 118°32′04″W / 35.57583°N 118.53444°W / 35.57583; -118.53444
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,382 ft (726 m)

Miracle Hot Springs (formerly, Hobo Hot Springs, Clear Creek Hot Springs, Air Compressor Springs, and Compressor Hot Springs)[2] is an unincorporated community in the Kern River Valley, in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the Kern River 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Glennville,[2] at an elevation of 2,382 feet (726 m).[1]

The Hobo Hot Springs post office opened in 1932, and changed its name to Miracle Hot Springs in 1947.[2] The name Hobo was based on the rancher's name for the workmen who lived there, who were accused of stealing sheep and cattle.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Miracle Hot Springs, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1073. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.