Patch, California

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Unincorporated community
Patch is located in California
Patch is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°15′10″N 118°53′45″W / 35.25278°N 118.89583°W / 35.25278; -118.89583Coordinates: 35°15′10″N 118°53′45″W / 35.25278°N 118.89583°W / 35.25278; -118.89583
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 420 ft (128 m)
Church in Weedpatch, California (1940)

Patch (formerly, Weedpatch)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the railroad 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 420 feet (128 m).[1]

The place was originally called Weedpatch, but the name was shortened by the railroad.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Patch, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1087. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.