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ID: 7013350
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Bakersfield (inhabited place)  Bakersfield (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 22 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.3667  decimal degrees
Long: 119 01 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -119.0167  decimal degrees

Note: Located in San Joaquin Valley; was trade center for mines in Sierra Nevada & Owens valleys in 1870s; expanded with arrival of railroad & development of oil fields in 1890s; was damaged by earthquake in 1952; Edwards Air Force Base is nearby.

Names:
Bakersfield (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Kern (county)  ................  Kern (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Bakersfield (inhabited place)  ....................  Bakersfield (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded along the Los Angeles & Stockton road by Thomas Baker in 1869
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1898
county seat (C)
agricultural center (C)
industrial center (C)
petroleum refining center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bakersfield..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 814
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6040629
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 814
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6040629
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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