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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kings County, California

 
Clickable Map of Kings County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Kings County, CA (7) Fresno County, CA (111) Kern County, CA (308) Monterey County, CA (223) San Luis Obispo County, CA (89) Tulare County, CA (73)  KingsCounty(7) Kings County (7)  FresnoCounty(111) Fresno County (111)  KernCounty(308) Kern County (308)  MontereyCounty(223) Monterey County (223)  SanLuisObispoCounty(89) San Luis Obispo County (89)  TulareCounty(73) Tulare County (73)
Adjacent to Kings County, California
    Fresno County (111)
    Kern County (308)
    Monterey County (223)
    San Luis Obispo County (89)
    Tulare County (73)
 
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1California (Kings County), Avenal — Discovery of Kettleman North Dome
On October 5, 1928, about four miles northeast of here, Milham Oil Company's Elliott Number One blew in out of control, thus discovering the giant oil and gas reservoir underlying the North Dome of Kettleman Hills. To date this field has produced . . . — Map (db m67198) HM
2California (Kings County), Hanford — Carnegie Museum
Built with funds donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, this building served as Hanford's Public Library from the time it opened in February of 1906 until it was replaced by a new library in 1968. It now houses a local historical museum. — Map (db m153547) HM
3California (Kings County), Hanford — Kings County Courthouse
The original Kings County courthouse, built in 1896, served as the seat of Kings County government until 1979. — Map (db m153549) HM
4California (Kings County), Hanford — Kings County Jail
Kings County's original jail served as a home for prisoners and the county sheriff's office from 1897 until 1964. — Map (db m153548) HM
5California (Kings County), Hanford — 245 — Mussel Slough Tragedy
Here on May 11, 1880, during a dispute over land titles between settlers and railroad, a fight broke out during which seven men lost lives -- two deputy U.S. Marshals and five ranchers. Legal struggle over titles finally compromised. — Map (db m154063) HM
6California (Kings County), Laton — 270 — Kingston
Founded in 1856 by L.A. Whitmore who operated first Kings River ferry crossing. After 1858 town became stopping place for Butterfield stages. Toll bridge superseded ferry in 1873. On December 26, 1873, Tiburcio Vasquez and bandit gang made bold raid . . . — Map (db m158224) HM
7California (Kings County), Lemoore — 206 — El Adobe de Los Robles Ranchos
This restored adobe, second oldest in San Joaquin Valley, built by Daniel Rhoades, who came to California in 1846 by overland caravan. Rhoades and his brother, John, among organizers of the first expedition to rescue the Donner party at Donner Lake. . . . — Map (db m66412) HM
 
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