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Brown
—  Unincorporated community  —
Brown is located in California
Brown
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°46′25″N 117°51′00″W / 35.77361°N 117.85°W / 35.77361; -117.85Coordinates: 35°46′25″N 117°51′00″W / 35.77361°N 117.85°W / 35.77361; -117.85
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 2,392 ft (729 m)

Brown (formerly, Siding 18, Front, and Mount Owen)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 9 miles (14 km) north-northwest of Inyokern,[2] at an elevation of 2392 feet (729 m).[1]

The Brown post office opened in 1909, changed its name to Mount Owen in 1948, and closed in 1950.[2] Originally called Siding 18 because the place was on the railroad built to support construction of the Owens Valley aqueduct.[2] The name Brown honors George Brown, hotelier.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Brown, 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. Quill Driver Books. p. 1006-1007. ISBN 9781884995149.  
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