Havilah, California

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Havilah is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.wikipedia
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Kern County, California

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Havilah is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.
Its first county seat was in the mining town of Havilah, in the mountains between Bakersfield and Tehachapi.

Bakersfield, California

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The county government was moved to Bakersfield in 1874.
In 1873, Bakersfield was officially incorporated as a city, and by 1874, it officially replaced the dying town of Havilah as the county seat.

Walker Basin, California

Walker Basin
It is located in the mountains between Walker Basin and the Kern River Valley, 5 mi south-southwest of Bodfish at an elevation of 3136 feet.
The community of Havilah is to the north up a canyon, and the communities of Fig Orchard and Millersville are to the south over a ridge.

Asbury Harpending

Asbury Harpending arrived in the area where there were many southern-sympathizers in 1864.
By the end of the war he was involved in mining, real estate and railroads, and founded the town of Havilah, California, which became a boom town in 1865.

Kern County Fire Department

The community falls within the Battalion 7 area of the Kern County Fire Department.

Unincorporated area

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Havilah is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.

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Havilah is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.

Kern River Valley

It is located in the mountains between Walker Basin and the Kern River Valley, 5 mi south-southwest of Bodfish at an elevation of 3136 feet.

Bodfish, California

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It is located in the mountains between Walker Basin and the Kern River Valley, 5 mi south-southwest of Bodfish at an elevation of 3136 feet.

Kern River

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After finding gold deposits on Clear Creek, a tributary of the Kern River, the group claimed a townsite on the road from Keyesville to Tehachapi and named it after the Biblical land of Havilah, "where there is gold" according to Genesis 2:11.

Keyesville, California

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After finding gold deposits on Clear Creek, a tributary of the Kern River, the group claimed a townsite on the road from Keyesville to Tehachapi and named it after the Biblical land of Havilah, "where there is gold" according to Genesis 2:11.

Tehachapi, California

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After finding gold deposits on Clear Creek, a tributary of the Kern River, the group claimed a townsite on the road from Keyesville to Tehachapi and named it after the Biblical land of Havilah, "where there is gold" according to Genesis 2:11.

County seat

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Havilah was the county seat at the founding of Kern County on April 2, 1866, and the county's first newspaper, the Havilah Courier, began publication that same year.

Loraine, California

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Nearby historic mining communities include Loraine, (originally named Paris) and Twin Oaks.

Twin Oaks, Kern County, California

Twin Oaks
Nearby historic mining communities include Loraine, (originally named Paris) and Twin Oaks.

California Historical Landmark

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The town is now registered as California Historical Landmark #100.

California State Route 58

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Accessible by car, Havilah is just over 20 mi driving distance from the intersection of State Route 58 and Caliente-Bodfish Road.

Caliente, California

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Havilah shares its postal ZIP Code with the nearby communities of Caliente and Loraine.

Sequoia National Forest

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The area is bordered to the east and west by Sequoia National Forest lands and is located at the junction of Havilah Canyon and Haight Canyon.

Metres above sea level

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Elevations at the floor of the canyon range from approximately 3050 ft AMSL to 3400 ft. Havilah Canyon runs roughly north-south and mountain peaks to the east and west are over 1000 ft higher than the roadway, which runs along the floor of Havilah Canyon.

Southern California Edison

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Commercial electric power is supplied by Southern California Edison.