Home » California » California State Historical Sites by County » Kern » #100 Havilah

Name: Havilah
Site Number: #100
Date Visited: 01/17/2015
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 6821 Caliente Bodfish Rd,, Caliente, CA 93518
Coordinates35.5181617,-118.5166341
Website: N/A

Description: Gold deposits at Havilah were discovered in 1864. Havilah was the county seat between 1866, when Kern County was organized, and 1872, when the government was moved to Bakersfield. Havilah was an active mining center for more than 20 years, and there are still some operating mines in this vicinity.