Court House and Jail

Court House and Jail (HMH9L)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.587', W 119° 1.257'

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From the 1850s to the 1890s, the lure of gold brought people to the mountains and deserts of Kern County. Mining towns such as Claraville, Havilah and Randsburg sprang up almost overnight.

Although most of the residents of these towns were law abiding citizens, some unsavory characters came to the bustling towns of Kern's mining districts.

In 1866, Havilah became Kern County's first center of government due to the city's growing population.

This building, representing a mining era court house and jail, was constructed in 1953 at the museum from salvaged pieces of the court house from Claraville. The once thriving town of Claraville is located near Piute Mountain approximately 50 miles northeast of Bakersfield.
HM NumberHMH9L
Placed ByKern County Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316458 N 3918514
Decimal Degrees35.39311667, -119.02095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.587', W 119° 1.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 35.22" N, 119° 1' 15.42" 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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