Havilah in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
California Historical Marker
Erected 1938 by Bakersfield Parlor No 42 N.S.G.W., El Tejon Parlor No 239 N.D.G.W, Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 100.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 35° 31.092′ N, 118° 30.978′ W. Marker is in Havilah, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Caliente-Bodfish Road (County Route 483), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located between historical 1867 Havilah School House and 1866 Kern County Court House/Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6800 County Road 483, Caliente CA 93518, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Historic Havilah (here, next to this marker); Stage Robbery! (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Havilah (within shouting distance of this marker); First Catholic Church and Cemetery in Kern County (approx. ¼ mile away); Silver City Ghost Town (approx. 5.7 miles away); USS Arizona (approx. 6½ miles away); Keyesville (approx. 7½ miles away); Walker Basin (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havilah.
Also see . . . Historic Havilah. July 1864 is the date signaling the birthday of the town. Asbury Harpending, a Kentuckian who had been involved in an abortive plot to seize California for the Confederacy during the Civil War which was still raging, named the town. (Submitted on January 21, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 21, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 6. submitted on February 20, 2012, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 7, 8. submitted on May 22, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.