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—  Unincorporated community  —
Loraine is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°18′17″N 118°26′12″W / 35.30472°N 118.43667°W / 35.30472; -118.43667Coordinates: 35°18′17″N 118°26′12″W / 35.30472°N 118.43667°W / 35.30472; -118.43667
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 2,671 ft (814 m)

Loraine (formerly, Paris and Paris-Loraine) is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the east bank of the mouth of Indian Creek where it enters Caliente Creek, 12 miles (19.3 km) north of Tehachapi, at an elevation of 2671 feet (814 m).[1]

The Paris post office opened in 1903, changed its name to Loraine in 1912, closed in 1918, re-opened in 1922, and closed for good in 1926.[2] The place was originally settled by French and Alsatian miners.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Loraine, 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. 1066. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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