Site of Baker's Field

Site of Baker's Field (HM29W1)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 22.387', W 119° 0.758'

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In 1863 Col. Thomas Baker settled on the site of the present City of Bakersfield and fenced a ten-acre plot of alfalfa. This became known as Baker's Field where travelers through the area camped with their stock for protection from marauding outlaw bands. Thus the city derived its name from this field which lay between 14th and 17th Streets and was bounded on the West by K Street and on the East by P Street.
HM NumberHM29W1
Year Placed1967
Placed ByKern County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 317168 N 3916280
Decimal Degrees35.37311667, -119.01263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 22.387', W 119° 0.758'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 22' 23.22" N, 119° 0' 45.48" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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