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—  Unincorporated community  —
Edwards is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 34°55′34″N 117°56′06″W / 34.92611°N 117.935°W / 34.92611; -117.935Coordinates: 34°55′34″N 117°56′06″W / 34.92611°N 117.935°W / 34.92611; -117.935
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 2,356 ft (718 m)

Edwards (formerly, Muroc and Wherry Housing) is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 16 miles (26 km) east-southeast of Mojave,[2] at an elevation of 2356 feet (718 m).[1] Edwards is most notable as being the site of Edwards Air Force Base.

A post office was established at Edwards in 1951 (having been transferred from Muroc).[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Edwards, California
  2. ^ a b 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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