Lake Isabella in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1980 by Kern County Museum, Kern River Valley Historical Society and E. Clampus Vitus Peter Lebeck Chapter 1866.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. 35° 38.975′ N, 118° 27.494′ W. Marker is in Lake Isabella, California, in Kern County. Marker is on State Highway 178, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located at the entrance to Old IsabelIa Road Recreation Area, on State Highway 178, 2 miles north of the town of Lake IsabelIa. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10716 California 178, Lake Isabella CA 93240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow fliesCampsite of Edward Kern (here, next to this marker); USS Arizona (approx. 3.2 miles away); Keyesville (approx. 3.4 miles away); Silver City Ghost Town (approx. 4 miles away); Kernville Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Kernville (approx. 5 miles away); Bob Powers (approx. 7½ miles away); Havilah (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Isabella.
Regarding Old Isabella. Isabella is a former settlement that was located 4.5 miles north-northeast of Bodfish at an elevation of 2516 feet. The town was relocated prior to the building of Isabella Dam on the Kern River. The area is now inundated by Lake Isabella.
The new town is known as a gathering place for boaters, anglers and hunters and on the day that this marker was documented, the main streets of Lake Isabella were closed off due to their annual holiday parade.
Also see . . .
1. Historical Tour of State Route 178. This tour takes a viewer on a trip along the highway with descriptions and photos. (Submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Wikipedia Article on Isabella Dam. (Submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,641 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on September 4, 2014, by Michael Ballard of San Diego, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.