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The location of Gold Town

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Gold Town.

This page contains six sections:

Around Gold Town ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Santa Clarita. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southwest of where Gold Town would have been located. Santa Clarita has a population of 182,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lancaster. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the south of Gold Town and has a population of 160,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gold Town and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arvin   [Map]   21,086   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
California City   [Map]   13,707   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Palmdale   [Map]   157,356   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Tehachapi   [Map]   12,495   NW   18 miles [29 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Actis   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Antelope Acres   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Cantil   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Del Sur   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Edwards   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Golden Hills   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Keene   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Mojave   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
North Edwards   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Old Town   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Quartz Hill   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rosamond   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Stallion Springs   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Summit   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Woodford   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

For more communities neighboring Gold Town, please visit our County-by-County Page for Gold Town.

Kern County ...

Gold Town would have been located within present day Kern County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kern County: Inyo, Kings, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare & Ventura.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gold Town ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Gold Town.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Gold Town.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Gold Town. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gold Town. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Gold Town ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Gold Town.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mojave Airport (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]   MHV   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
California City Muni.   [Map]   L71   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tehachapi Muni.(ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]   TSP   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gen. William J. Fox Airfield(WJF/KWJF)   [Map]   WJF   S   18 miles [29 km]
Palmdale Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.(PMD/KPMD)   [Map]   PMD   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Gold Town.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gold Town. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bob Hope Airport (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]   BUR   SSW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Ontario Intl. (ONT/KONT)   [Map]   ONT   SSE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Los Angeles Intl. (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]   LAX   S   74 miles [119.1 km]
Long Bch. Airport (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   LGB   S   81 miles [130.4 km]
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]   SNA   S   93 miles [149.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mojave Airport (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]   MHV   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.(PMD/KPMD)   [Map]   PMD   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
California City Muni.   [Map]   L71   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tehachapi Muni.(ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]   TSP   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gen. William J. Fox Airfield(WJF/KWJF)   [Map]   WJF   S   18 miles [29 km]
Palmdale Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Bob Hope Airport   (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]
        Website for Bob Hope Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ontario Intl.   (ONT/KONT)   [Map]
        Website for Ontario International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Van Nuys Airport   (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]
        Website for Van Nuys Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Meadows Fld.   (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]
        Website for Meadows Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Monica Muni.   (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Monica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tehachapi Muni.   (ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. William J. Fox Airfield   (WJF/KWJF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Los Angeles Intl.   (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]
        Website for Los Angeles International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whiteman Airport   (WHP/KWHP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Long Bch. Airport   (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]
        Website for Long Beach Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport   (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]
        Website for John Wayne - Orange County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palm Springs Intl.   (PSP/KPSP)   [Map]
        Website for Palm Springs International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mojave Airport   (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]
        Website for Mojave Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.   (PMD/KPMD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Inyokern Airport   (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]
        Website for Inyokern Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Calif. Logistics   (VCV/KVCV)   [Map]
        Website for Southern California Logistics Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of California

About Kern County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gold Town.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gold Town. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gold Town) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gold Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gold Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0016, Longitude: -118.1690     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gold Town have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Gold Town), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gold Town.



 
 
 

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