Old Town, Kern County, California

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Old Town
Unincorporated community
Old Town is located in California
Old Town
Old Town
Location in California
Old Town is located in the US
Old Town
Old Town
Old Town (the US)
Coordinates: 35°08′34″N 118°29′41″W / 35.14278°N 118.49472°W / 35.14278; -118.49472Coordinates: 35°08′34″N 118°29′41″W / 35.14278°N 118.49472°W / 35.14278; -118.49472
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 3,829 ft (1,167 m)

Old Town (formerly, Williamsburg)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) west-northwest of Tehachapi,[2] at an elevation of 3829 feet (1167 m).[1]

The name Williamsburg honored James E. Williams, a businessman.[2] A post office operated at Old Town from 1877 (being transferred from Tehichipa) to 1885.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Old Town, Kern County, 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. 1083. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.