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—  Unincorporated community  —
Ricardo is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°22′26″N 117°59′21″W / 35.37389°N 117.98917°W / 35.37389; -117.98917Coordinates: 35°22′26″N 117°59′21″W / 35.37389°N 117.98917°W / 35.37389; -117.98917
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 2,575 ft (785 m)

Ricardo is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located in Red Rock Canyon 5 miles (8 km) north-northwest of Cantil,[2] at an elevation of 2575 feet (785 m).[1]

A post office operated at Ricardo from 1898 to 1907, from 1908 to 1912, and from 1913 to 1917.[2] The town was named by Rudolf Hagen for his son, Richard Hagen.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Ricardo, 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. 1096. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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