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Kilowatt, California

Kilowatt is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the Union Pacific Railroad (formerly Southern Pacific Railroad) 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Buttonwillow,[2] at an elevation of 279 feet (85 m).[1]

Kilowatt is located in California
Location in California
Kilowatt is located in the United States
Kilowatt (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°23′56″N 119°26′50″W / 35.39889°N 119.44722°W / 35.39889; -119.44722Coordinates: 35°23′56″N 119°26′50″W / 35.39889°N 119.44722°W / 35.39889; -119.44722
CountryUnited States
CountyKern County
Elevation279 ft (85 m)

Kilowatt has been noted for its unusual place name.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kilowatt, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1056. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.