Blackwells Corner, California

Summary

Blackwells Corner
The Shell gas station at the SR 46 and SR 33 intersection marks the location of Blackwells Corner
The Shell gas station at the SR 46 and SR 33 intersection marks the location of Blackwells Corner
Blackwells Corner is located in California
Blackwells Corner
Blackwells Corner
Location in California
Blackwells Corner is located in the United States
Blackwells Corner
Blackwells Corner
Blackwells Corner (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°36′54″N 119°52′04″W / 35.61500°N 119.86778°W / 35.61500; -119.86778Coordinates: 35°36′54″N 119°52′04″W / 35.61500°N 119.86778°W / 35.61500; -119.86778
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyKern County
Elevation650 ft (198 m)

Blackwells Corner is an unincorporated community in the Antelope Valley of Kern County, California.[1] It is located 50 miles (80 km) west-northwest of Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 650 feet (198 m).[1] Blackwells Corner is at the intersection of California State Route 46 and California State Route 33, and was the last place James Dean was seen alive prior to his death in a car wreck.

The name honors George Blackwell, who started a rest stop there in 1921.[2]

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Blackwells Corner has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blackwells Corner, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1004. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Blackwells Corner, California