Joyfull, California


Joyfull (also, Joyful) is a former settlement in Kern County, California.[1] It was located 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Bakersfield.[1]

Joyfull was founded by Isaac Rumford in 1884 as a Utopian colony under the auspices of the Association of Brotherly Cooperation.[1] The Joyful post office operated from 1883 to 1884, when the colony was abandoned.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 997. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.