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—  Unincorporated community  —
Monolith is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°07′12″N 118°22′27″W / 35.12°N 118.37417°W / 35.12; -118.37417Coordinates: 35°07′12″N 118°22′27″W / 35.12°N 118.37417°W / 35.12; -118.37417
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 3,966 ft (1,209 m)

Monolith (formerly, Aqueduct)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of Tehachapi,[2] at an elevation of 3966 feet (1209 m).[1]

The Aqueduct post office opened in 1908, and changed its name to Monolith in 1910.[2] Monolith began as a camp for workers at a cement plant supplying the Owens Valley aqueduct.[2] William Mulholland bestowed the name due to a huge limestone deposit.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Monolith, 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. 1074. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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