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The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Harpertown, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Harpertown:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Harpertown and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Harpertown is located in Kern County.

The following 9 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kern County: Inyo, Kings, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare & Ventura.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 207 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Harpertown. Of these communities, 22 are located in counties other than Kern County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Harpertown (which is Kern County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Harpertown. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Los Angeles County  
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Ventura County  

Kern County     (The county where Harpertown resides)
Given the large number of communities that are located in Kern County, we have limited the list to those within 27 miles [43.5 km] of Harpertown (about 100 communities).
County Website:
County Seat for Kern:   Bakersfield
Genealogy Websites:
State of California       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kern County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fuller Acres     [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Mayfair (Unver)     [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lamont     [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lonsmith (Unver)     [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Weedpatch     [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Patch (Unver)     [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Ribier (Unver)     [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Algoso (Unver)     [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Magunden (Unver)     [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Edison     [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Di Giorgio (Unver)     [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Greenfield (Unver)     [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kayandee     [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Alameda     [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Wible Orchard (Unver)     [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
East Bakersfield     [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kern (Unver)     [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mitchells Corner (Unver)     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pumpkin Center     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Treves (Hist)     [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bakersfield     [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Edmundson Acres (Unver)     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Panama (Unver)     [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Venola     [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Arvin     [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oil City     [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Landco (Unver)     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maltha (Unver)     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Quailwood (Unver)     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Vaccaro (Hist)     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gosford     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bena (Unver)     [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fruitvale (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jastro (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oildale     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Seguro (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bannister (Unver)     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Joyful (Hist)     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Old River (Unver)     [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
El Tejon (Unver)     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Greenacres     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oil Junction     [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ilmon (Unver)     [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Meridian (Unver)     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rock Springs (Hist)     [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rosedale (Hist)     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Conner (Unver)     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kern Lake (Unver)     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saco (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gulf (Unver)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Paloma (Hist)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Stevens (Unver)     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bealville (Unver)     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Caliente     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Prospero (Unver)     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Una (Unver)     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mettler     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lakeview (Unver)     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Millux (Unver)     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Strand (Hist)     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Crome     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Hights Corner (Unver)     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Lerdo (Unver)     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Fig Orchard (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rowen (Unver)     [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cawelo     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wheeler Ridge     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bear Valley Springs     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Levee (Hist)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Calders Corner (Unver)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Keene     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Halfway House (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dow (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Minter Village     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
El Rita (Unver)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Woodford     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
San Emigdio (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Rio Bravo (Unver)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Walong (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cherokee Strip (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mexican Colony (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Stallion Springs     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kyan (Hist)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Girard (Hist)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Slater (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Smith Corner (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Marcel (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shafter     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Thomas Lane (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Grapevine     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tupman     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Myricks Corner (Unver)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
North Shafter (Unver)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
San Emidio (Hist)     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cable (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Millersville (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Famoso     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Los Alamos Y Agua Caliente (Unver)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Golden Hills     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Old Town     [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dustin Acres     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Loraine (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sand Canyon (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Havilah     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Petersburg (Hist)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Castac (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Valley Acres     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]

Los Angeles County
County Website:
County Seat for Los Angeles:   Los Angeles
Genealogy Websites:
State of California       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Los Angeles County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chandler (Hist)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gorman     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Holland Summit (Hist)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
La Liebre (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Caswell (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sandberg (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Neenach     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Tulare County
County Website:
County Seat for Tulare:   Visalia
Genealogy Websites:
State of California       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tulare County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White River (Hist)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Richgrove     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Trocha (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Posey     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jovista (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Idlewild (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vestal (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Balance Rock (Hist)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Panorama Heights     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pleasant View (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Orris (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Poso Park     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
South Lake     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sugarloaf Village     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Ventura County
County Website:
County Seat for Ventura:   Ventura
Genealogy Websites:
State of California       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ventura County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stauffer (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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About Kern County

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Harpertown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harpertown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harpertown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2947, Longitude: -118.9234     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harpertown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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