McKittrick in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
McKittrick Brea Pit
California Historical Landmark
Marker placed by Kern County Historical Society, Miocene Parlor No. 228 N.D.G.W., El Tejon Parlor No. 238 N.D.G.W., and Kern County Museum.
Erected 1952 by Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Museum, Native Daughters of the Golden West Miocene (No. 228) and El Tejon (no. 238) Parlors. (Marker Number 498.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 35° 17.783′ N, 119° 37.552′ W. Marker is in McKittrick, California, in Kern County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 58 and State Highway 33, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 58. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Kittrick CA 93251, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buena Vista Refinery Buttonwillow Tree (approx. 11½ miles away); The Fort, Taft (approx. 13.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Fort (approx. 13.6 miles away); History of Taft (approx. 14.3 miles away); Midway Cemetery - 25 Hill (approx. 14.8 miles away); West Kern Oil Museum (approx. 15.1 miles away).
Additional keywords. tar pit
Categories. • Paleontology •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 794 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.