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Oil City
—  Unincorporated community  —
Oil City is located in California
Oil City
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°25′35″N 118°57′37″W / 35.42639°N 118.96028°W / 35.42639; -118.96028Coordinates: 35°25′35″N 118°57′37″W / 35.42639°N 118.96028°W / 35.42639; -118.96028
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 449 ft (137 m)

Oil City is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California, about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Bakersfield, adjacent to the Kern River Oil Field.[1]

Another "Oil City" is located in Fresno County within the Coalinga Oil Field, about 9 miles (14 km) north of Coalinga,[2] at an elevation of 449 feet (137 m).[1]

The town was named for Oil City, Pennsylvania.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Oil City, 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. 1083. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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