Olig, California

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Former settlement
Olig is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°19′30″N 119°39′23″W / 35.32500°N 119.65639°W / 35.32500; -119.65639Coordinates: 35°19′30″N 119°39′23″W / 35.32500°N 119.65639°W / 35.32500; -119.65639
CountryUnited States
CountyKern County
Elevation1,030 ft (314 m)

Olig is a former settlement in Kern County, California.[1] It was located 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of McKittrick,[2] at an elevation of 1030 feet (314 m).[1] Olig still appeared on maps as of 1912.[1]

Olig is within the boundaries of the huge McKittrick Oil Field, and gives its name to one of the oil pools within the unit, which was also the first to be discovered (1896).[3]


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Olig, 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. 1084. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR). California Oil and Gas Fields, Volumes I, II and III. Vol. I (1998), Vol. II (1992), Vol. III (1982). PDF file available on CD from www.consrv.ca.gov. p. 270.