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Kern City
—  Former Unincorporated community  —
Kern City is located in California
Kern City
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°21′14″N 119°04′24″W / 35.35389°N 119.07333°W / 35.35389; -119.07333Coordinates: 35°21′14″N 119°04′24″W / 35.35389°N 119.07333°W / 35.35389; -119.07333
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 387 ft (118 m)

Kern City is a former unincorporated community now incorporated in Bakersfield in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) west-southwest of downtown Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 387 feet (118 m).[1]

Kern City was founded as a planned retirement community in 1961.[2] A post office operated at Kern City from 1962 to 1976.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Kern City, Bakersfield, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1055. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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