Rand, California

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Unincorporated community
Rand is located in California
Rand is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°25′19″N 117°41′33″W / 35.42194°N 117.69250°W / 35.42194; -117.69250Coordinates: 35°25′19″N 117°41′33″W / 35.42194°N 117.69250°W / 35.42194; -117.69250
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,690 ft (820 m)

Rand is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1]

It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 4.25 miles (6.8 km) north-northwest of Randsburg,[2] at an elevation of 2690 feet (820 m) in the Mojave Desert.[1]

Rand was part of the Randsburg and Johannesburg, California mining operations.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rand, 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. 1094. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.