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Brown
Brown is located in California
Brown
Brown
Location in California
Brown is located in the US
Brown
Brown
Brown (the US)
Coordinates: 35°46′25″N 117°51′00″W / 35.77361°N 117.85000°W / 35.77361; -117.85000
BROWN CALIFORNIA Latitude and Longitude:

35°46′25″N 117°51′00″W / 35.77361°N 117.85000°W / 35.77361; -117.85000
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation2,392 ft (729 m)

Brown (formerly, Siding 18, Front, and Mount Owen) [2] is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. [1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 9 miles (14 km) north-northwest of Inyokern, [2] at an elevation of 2392 feet (729 m). [1]

The Brown post office opened in 1909, changed its name to Mount Owen in 1948, and closed in 1950. [2] Originally called Siding 18 because the place was on the railroad built to support construction of the Owens Valley aqueduct. [2] The name Brown honors George Brown, hotelier. [2]

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brown, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1006-1007. ISBN  1-884995-14-4.