Oil City, California

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Oil City
Oil City is located in California
Oil City
Oil City
Location in California
Oil City is located in the United States
Oil City
Oil City
Oil City (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°25′35″N 118°57′37″W / 35.42639°N 118.96028°W / 35.42639; -118.96028Coordinates: 35°25′35″N 118°57′37″W / 35.42639°N 118.96028°W / 35.42639; -118.96028
CountryUnited States
CountyKern County
Elevation449 ft (137 m)

Oil City is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California, about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Bakersfield, adjacent to the Kern River Oil Field.[1]

Another "Oil City" is located in Fresno County within the Coalinga Oil Field, about 9 miles (14 km) north of Coalinga,[2] at an elevation of 449 feet (137 m).[1]

The town was named for Oil City, Pennsylvania.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oil City, 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. 1083. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.