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—  Unincorporated community  —
Edison is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°20′51″N 118°52′18″W / 35.3475°N 118.87167°W / 35.3475; -118.87167Coordinates: 35°20′51″N 118°52′18″W / 35.3475°N 118.87167°W / 35.3475; -118.87167
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 568 ft (173 m)

Edison (formerly, Wade)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) east-southeast of Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 568 feet (173 m).[1]

In 1902, the Edison Electric Company built a substation on the site.[2] The Southern Pacific Railroad arrived at Wade in 1903, and changed the name to Edison.[2]

The Edison post office opened in 1903, closed in 1929, and re-opened in 1946.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Edison, 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. 1031. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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