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Old River
—  Unincorporated community  —
Old River is located in California
Old River
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°16′02″N 119°06′32″W / 35.26722°N 119.10889°W / 35.26722; -119.10889Coordinates: 35°16′02″N 119°06′32″W / 35.26722°N 119.10889°W / 35.26722; -119.10889
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 344 ft (105 m)

Old River is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 9.5 miles (15 km) southwest of Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 344 feet (105 m).[1]

The settlement was founded in the 1870s and named from the old Kern River bed.[2]


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


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