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Glennville
—  Unincorporated community  —
Glennville is located in California
Glennville
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°43′44″N 118°42′13″W / 35.72889°N 118.70361°W / 35.72889; -118.70361Coordinates: 35°43′44″N 118°42′13″W / 35.72889°N 118.70361°W / 35.72889; -118.70361
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 3,176 ft (968 m)

Glennville (formerly, Glenville and Linn's Valley)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 30 miles (48 km) north-northeast of Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 3176 feet (968 m).[1]

The Linn's Valley post office opened in 1860, changed its name to Glenville in 1872, and closed in 1874.[2] The Glennville post office opened in 1874.[2] The name honors James M. Glenn, blacksmith and early settler.[2] Glennville became the trading center for the surrounding valley after the decline of Lavers' Crossing.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Glennville, California
  2. ^ a b c d e f Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1040. ISBN 9781884995149.  
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