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Algoso (also, Weed Patch)[2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the railroad 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east-southeast of downtown Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 430 feet (131.06 m).[1]

Algoso
Algoso is located in California
Algoso
Algoso
Location in California
Algoso is located in the United States
Algoso
Algoso
Algoso (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°21′35″N 118°55′30″W / 35.35972°N 118.92500°W / 35.35972; -118.92500Coordinates: 35°21′35″N 118°55′30″W / 35.35972°N 118.92500°W / 35.35972; -118.92500
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyKern County
Elevation430 ft (131 m)

The place was called Weed Patch until arrival of the railroad which changed the name to Algoso (Spanish for "weedy") to avoid confusion with Weedpatch.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Algoso, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 992. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.