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Willow Springs
—  Unincorporated community  —
Willow Springs is located in California
Willow Springs
Location in California
Coordinates: 34°52′42″N 118°17′48″W / 34.87833°N 118.29667°W / 34.87833; -118.29667Coordinates: 34°52′42″N 118°17′48″W / 34.87833°N 118.29667°W / 34.87833; -118.29667
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation [1] 2,523 ft (769 m)

Willow Springs is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) west of Rosamond,[2] at an elevation of 2523 feet (769 m).[1] Willow Springs is the site of the Willow Springs International Motorsports Park.

A post office operated at Willow Springs from 1909 to 1918.[2] The local springs provided water for Native Americans and early travelers.[2] Willow Springs was an important stop on freight and stage lines.[2] Most of the masonry buildings were built around 1900 by Ezra Hamilton.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Willow Springs, Kern County, 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. 1128. ISBN 9781884995149.  
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