Pond, California

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Unincorporated community
Pond is located in California
Pond is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°43′04″N 119°19′43″W / 35.71778°N 119.32861°W / 35.71778; -119.32861Coordinates: 35°43′04″N 119°19′43″W / 35.71778°N 119.32861°W / 35.71778; -119.32861
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 282 ft (86 m)

Pond is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California, United States.[1] It is located 8.5 miles (14 km) north of Wasco,[2] at an elevation of 282 feet (86 m).[1]

Pond was established around 1889.[2] A post office opened at Pond in 1912.[2]

Merle Haggard's song "The Train Never Stops At Our Town," was written by nearby Bakersfield resident, Dallas Frazier, about the struggle of life in Pond, and how difficult it was to leave the "Poor Man's Valley" (The San Joaquin Valley) compounded by the fact the train did not stop in Pond.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pond, 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. 1090. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.