Kernville in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
California Historical Landmark
April 18, 1937
May 3, 1953
Kern River Chamber of Commerce
Kern River Veterans Club
Kern River V.F.W.
Kern County Historical Society
Kern County Museum
Erected 1937 by Kern River Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 132.)
Location. 35° 43.213′ N, 118° 26.158′ W. Marker is in Kernville, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Wofford Heights Boulevard near Burlando Road (County Road 495), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Old Kernville Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Kernville CA 93238, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kernville Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured Bob Powers (approx. 2½ miles away); Old Isabella (approx. 5 miles away); Campsite of Edward Kern (approx. 5 miles away); USS Arizona (approx. 8.2 miles away); Silver City Ghost Town (approx. 9 miles away); Onyx Store - 1880 (approx. 11.4 miles away); Havilah (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kernville.
Regarding Kernville. Marker was moved to this site in 1953 during the construction of Isabella Dam as its old location would be inundated by the waters of the new Lake Isabella.
This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.132 on January 31, 1934.
Also see . . . The Ghost Towns of Kernville and Quartzburg. (Submitted on December 5, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. Old Kernville
The Kern River, Kernville and the Kern Valley were named after topographer Edward M. Kern, who was a member
The Isabella Dam project began in 1948. As a result, Kernville was moved upstream to its present location. The town's original location is slightly east of Wofford Heights. Foundations can still be seen when the lake is low.
The post office, established at the original site in 1868 was moved to the new site in 1951.
— Submitted December 5, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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