Lavers' Crossing, California


Lavers' Crossing
Former settlement
Lavers' Crossing is located in California
Lavers' Crossing
Lavers' Crossing
Location in California
Lavers' Crossing is located in the United States
Lavers' Crossing
Lavers' Crossing
Lavers' Crossing (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°44′12″N 118°43′16″W / 35.73667°N 118.72111°W / 35.73667; -118.72111Coordinates: 35°44′12″N 118°43′16″W / 35.73667°N 118.72111°W / 35.73667; -118.72111
CountryUnited States
CountyKern County
Reference no.672

Lavers' Crossing is a former settlement in Kern County, California.[1] It was located 1 mile (1.6 km) west-northwest of Glennville. Located at the currect junction of White River road and Jack Ranch road.[1]

The town was founded by David Lavers, who settled there in 1858.[1] For the following decade, Lavers' Crossing was the trading center for the surrounding Linn's valley before being supplanted in that role by Glennville.[1] The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #672. Mr. Myers built at store here in 1859 and later moved it to Glennville.[2][3]

The California Historical Landmark number 672 reads:

NO. 672 LAVERS CROSSING - In 1854, John C. Reid filed a squatter's claim on this spot - the same year Kern County's first school class was held here. In 1859, David Lavers, with his father and brother, John, built a hotel and stage barn on the old Bull Road. The crossing was the principal community in Linn's Valley until about 1870. Date of marker registration February 16, 1959.[4][5]

See also


  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. 1040. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ "Lavers' Crossing". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  3. ^ Henrietta Ellis Case, By Casey Gaunttlis Case
  4. ^ Landmark chl-672
  5. ^ Cal California parks Historical Landmarks