Pumpkin Center, California

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Pumpkin Center
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Pumpkin Center is located in California
Pumpkin Center
Pumpkin Center
Location in California
Pumpkin Center is located in the United States
Pumpkin Center
Pumpkin Center
Pumpkin Center (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°16′01″N 119°02′00″W / 35.26694°N 119.03333°W / 35.26694; -119.03333Coordinates: 35°16′01″N 119°02′00″W / 35.26694°N 119.03333°W / 35.26694; -119.03333
CountryUnited States
CountyKern County
Elevation351 ft (107 m)

Pumpkin Center is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) south-southwest of downtown Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 351 feet (107 m).[1]

Pumpkin Center is located at the intersection of Highways 99 and 119 (Taft Highway). On both Interstate 5 and Highway 99, there is signage at the Highway 119 exit directing travelers to Pumpkin Center.

A post office opened in Pumpkin Center in 1945.[2]

Pumpkin Center is the birthplace of Guy Madison (1922 – 1996), an American film, television, and radio actor.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pumpkin Center, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1092. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Prickette, James. "Actors of the Spaghetti Westerns". Retrieved 29 December 2020.