Old Town, Kern County, California

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Old Town
Old Town is located in California
Old Town
Old Town
Location in California
Old Town is located in the United States
Old Town
Old Town
Old Town (the United States)
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
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyKern County
Elevation3,829 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.