Ricardo, California

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Ricardo is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°22′26″N 117°59′21″W / 35.37389°N 117.98917°W / 35.37389; -117.98917Coordinates: 35°22′26″N 117°59′21″W / 35.37389°N 117.98917°W / 35.37389; -117.98917
CountryUnited States
CountyKern County
Elevation2,575 ft (785 m)

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

It is located in Red Rock Canyon 5 miles (8 km) north-northwest of Cantil,[2] at an elevation of 2,575 feet (785 m).[1] It was on the old California State Route 14 before 1970s realignment. The Red Rock Canyon State Park headquarters are near its site.

A post office operated at Ricardo from 1898 to 1907, from 1908 to 1912, and from 1913 to 1917.[2] The town was named by Rudolf Hagen for his son, Richard Hagen.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ricardo, 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. 1096. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.