Rich, California

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Unincorporated community
Rich is located in California
Rich is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 34°58′35″N 117°43′39″W / 34.97639°N 117.72750°W / 34.97639; -117.72750Coordinates: 34°58′35″N 117°43′39″W / 34.97639°N 117.72750°W / 34.97639; -117.72750
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,346 ft (715 m)

Rich is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the railroad 5 miles (8 km) west-southwest of Boron,[2] at an elevation of 2346 feet (715 m).[1]

Rich has been noted for its unusual place name.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rich, 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. 1096. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.