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Havilah in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Catholic Church and Cemetery in Kern County

 
 
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By Alan Price, June 7, 2014
1. First Catholic Church and Cemetery in Kern County Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the first Catholic Church St. Josephs and Cemetery built in Kern County in August 1866. It was established by Father Francis Dade, the circuit priest headquartered in Visalia. The Catholic Church here in Havilah was moved to Bakersfield in 1873 when the gold ran out. St. Francis Church was then built in Bakersfield in 1881 and is still a principle parish to this day.
 
Erected 2014 by Havilah Historical Society and E Clampus Vitus, Peter Lebeck Chapter 1866.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 30.885′ N, 118° 31.066′ W. Marker is in Havilah, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Caliente-Bodfish Road north of School Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7065 Caliente-Bodfish Road, Caliente CA 93518, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stage Robbery! (approx. mile away); Havilah (approx. mile away); Silver City Ghost Town (approx. 5.9 miles away); USS Arizona (approx. 6.7 miles away); Walker Basin (approx.
First Catholic Church and Cemetery in Kern County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price, June 6, 2014
2. First Catholic Church and Cemetery in Kern County Marker
8.3 miles away); a different marker also named Walker Basin (approx. 8.4 miles away); Dedicated to Little Lucy and the Lightners (approx. 9.3 miles away); Rankin Ranch (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Havilah.
 
Also see . . .  St. Francis Parish History. Includes several paragraphs on the church in Havilah (Submitted on October 1, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery - Havilah, California image. Click for full size.
By Alan Price, June 7, 2014
3. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery - Havilah, California
Plaque placed by the Catholic Church naming 25 persons buried in the historic cemetery. Click on photo to read names and dates
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of a wide view of the cemetery. • Can you help?
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