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Kern County, CA
 Updated 9-14-2012


 

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HISTORY

Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley of the U.S. state of California.
Established in 1866, it extends east beyond the southern slope of the Eastern Sierra Nevada range into the Mojave Desert, and includes parts of the Western Indian Wells Valley, and Northern Antelope Valley, north of Los Angeles County, an area larger than the state of Massachusetts. From the Sierras the county extends across the floor of the San Joaquin Valley to the eastern edge of the Temblor Range, part of the Coastal Ranges. To the south the county extends over the ridge of the Tehachapi Mountains.

The county seat is Bakersfield (since 1874).
The original county seat being the former mining town of Havilah in the mountains between Bakersfield and Tehachapi.


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County Seat: Bakersfield
Year Organized: 1866
Square Miles: 8,142

 

Neighboring counties

Inyo County, California
Kings County, California
Los Angeles County, California
San Bernardino County, California
San Luis Obispo County, California
Santa Barbara County, California
Tulare County, California
Ventura County, California
 


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