Pond, California


Pond is located in California
Location in California
Pond is located in the United States
Pond (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°43′04″N 119°19′43″W / 35.71778°N 119.32861°W / 35.71778; -119.32861Coordinates: 35°43′04″N 119°19′43″W / 35.71778°N 119.32861°W / 35.71778; -119.32861
CountryUnited States
CountyKern County
Elevation282 ft (86 m)

Pond is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California, United States.[1] It is located 8.5 miles (14 km) north of Wasco,[2] at an elevation of 282 feet (86 m).[1]

Pond was established around 1889.[2] A post office opened at Pond in 1912.[2]

Merle Haggard's song "The Train Never Stops At Our Town," was written by nearby Bakersfield resident, Dallas Frazier, about the struggle of life in Pond, and how difficult it was to leave the "Poor Man's Valley" (San Joaquin Valley) compounded by the fact the train did not stop in Pond.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pond, 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. 1090. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.