Kern Valley Bank

Kern Valley Bank (HMH96)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 23.576', W 119° 1.25'

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The Kern Valley Bank, established on February 24, 1874, was the first bank incorporated in Kern County.

Established soon after the economic depression known as the Panic of 1873, the Kern Valley Bank managed to weather the nationwide economic turmoil and survive for 37 years - an admirable record for a small community bank.

Solomon Jewett cofounded the bank, which opened on the corner of 18th Street and Chester Avenue in downtown Bakersfield. Jewett served as the president of the bank from 1874 until 1905. The bank closed amidst financial trouble six years later.

Built by Ronald McDonald around 1892, the County of Kern donated this former residence once located on Beale Avenue in East Bakersfield in 1959.
HM NumberHMH96
Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 1:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316468 N 3918494
Decimal Degrees35.39293333, -119.02083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.576', W 119° 1.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 34.56" N, 119° 1' 15.00" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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