Willow Springs, Kern County, California

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Willow Springs
Willow Springs Ghost Town
Willow Springs Ghost Town
Willow Springs is located in California
Willow Springs
Willow Springs
Location in California
Willow Springs is located in the United States
Willow Springs
Willow Springs
Willow Springs (the United States)
Coordinates: 34°52′42″N 118°17′48″W / 34.87833°N 118.29667°W / 34.87833; -118.29667Coordinates: 34°52′42″N 118°17′48″W / 34.87833°N 118.29667°W / 34.87833; -118.29667
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyKern County
Elevation2,523 ft (769 m)
Reference no.130

Willow Springs is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California, United States.[1] It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) west of Rosamond,[2] at an elevation of 2,523 feet (769 m).[1]

Willow Springs is the site of the Willow Springs International Motorsports Park.

A post office operated at Willow Springs from 1909 to 1918.[2]

The local springs provided water for Native American settlements, and early travelers.[2] Willow Springs was an important stop on freight and stagecoach lines.[2] Most of the masonry buildings were built around 1900 by Ezra Hamilton.[2] The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #103.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Willow Springs, Kern County, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1128. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ "Willow Springs". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-07.