Missouri Triangle, California

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Missouri Triangle
Unincorporated community
Missouri Triangle is located in California
Missouri Triangle
Missouri Triangle
Location in California
Missouri Triangle is located in the US
Missouri Triangle
Missouri Triangle
Missouri Triangle (the US)
Coordinates: 35°26′20″N 119°41′24″W / 35.43889°N 119.69000°W / 35.43889; -119.69000Coordinates: 35°26′20″N 119°41′24″W / 35.43889°N 119.69000°W / 35.43889; -119.69000
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 561 ft (171 m)
MiniMart at the corner of Lost Hills and Highway 33, looking north; note the oil derrick next to the highway sign.

Missouri Triangle is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 10 miles (16 km) north of McKittrick,[2] at an elevation of 561 feet (171 m).[1]

Defined by the triple junction of California State Route 33, Lost Hills Road, and 7th Standard Road, it is entirely within the South Belridge Oil Field. Within the triangle formed by the inexact junction of the three major roads, there is a mini-mart and a water tower, with the place name painted on the water tower.

Aera Energy LLC operates most of the oil wells in the immediate vicinity.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Missouri Triangle, California
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ DOGGR online mapping service Archived 2009-10-09 at the Wayback Machine.. Zoom in on Latitude 35.439711 / Longitude -119.690198 to see the active well visible in the photograph.