Willow Springs, Kern County, California
Willow Springs Ghost Town
|Elevation||2,523 ft (769 m)|
Willow Springs is a village located around a set of former springs (no longer flowing) in Kern County, California, United States. It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) west of Rosamond, at an elevation of 2,523 feet (769 m).
Willow Springs International Motorsports Park is approximately two miles east of the original village of Willow Springs.
A post office operated at Willow Springs from 1909 to 1918.
The local springs provided water for Native American settlements and early travelers. Willow Springs was an important stop on freight and stagecoach lines. Most of the masonry buildings were built around 1900 by Ezra Hamilton. The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #103.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Willow Springs, Kern County, California
- Waring 1915, p. 318.
- 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.
- "Willow Springs". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-07.