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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Harpertown.

This page contains six sections:

Around Harpertown ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Bakersfield. It lies just northwest of Harpertown. Bakersfield has a population of 381,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Delano. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the northwest of Harpertown and has a population of 53,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arvin   [Map]   21,270   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Maricopa   [Map]   1,197   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
McFarland   [Map]   15,093   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Shafter   [Map]   19,608   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Taft   [Map]   9,425   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tehachapi   [Map]   12,630   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wasco   [Map]   26,994   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Alameda   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Caliente   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
East Bakersfield   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Edison   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fuller Acres   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Gosford   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Greenacres   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kayandee   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Lamont   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Oil City   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oil Junction   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oildale   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pumpkin Center   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Venola   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Weedpatch   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Kern County ...

Harpertown is located in 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 Harpertown ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Harpertown. 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 Harpertown. 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 Harpertown ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bakersfield Muni.    [Map]   L45   WNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Meadows Fld. (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]   BFL   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shafter Airport   [Map]   MIT   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Poso - Kern Co. Airport   [Map]   L73   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Tehachapi Muni.(ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]   TSP   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Taft - Kern Co. Airport(ICAO: KL17)   [Map]   L17   WSW   30 miles [48.3 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 Harpertown.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Harpertown. 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   SSE   82 miles [132 km]
Los Angeles Intl. (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]   LAX   SSE   97 miles [156.1 km]
San Luis County Rgnl. (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]   SBP   W   97 miles [156.1 km]
Long Bch. Airport (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   LGB   SSE   111 miles [178.6 km]
Fresno Yosemite Intl. (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]   FAT   NNW   111 miles [178.6 km]
Ontario Intl. (ONT/KONT)   [Map]   ONT   SE   113 miles [181.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Meadows Fld. (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]   BFL   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mojave Airport (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]   MHV   ESE   46 miles [74 km]
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.(PMD/KPMD)   [Map]   PMD   SE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Inyokern Airport (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]   IYK   ENE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Visalia Muni. (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]   VIS   NNW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Van Nuys Airport (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]   VNY   SSE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Santa Barbara Muni. (SBA/KSBA)   [Map]   SBA   SW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Santa Monica Muni. (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]   SMO   SSE   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bakersfield Muni.    [Map]   L45   WNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Shafter Airport   [Map]   MIT   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Poso - Kern Co. Airport   [Map]   L73   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Tehachapi Muni.(ICAO: KTSP)   [Map]   TSP   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Taft - Kern Co. Airport(ICAO: KL17)   [Map]   L17   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wasco - Kern Co. Airport   [Map]   L19   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Delano Muni.   [Map]   DLO   NNW   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Los Angeles Intl.   (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]
        Website for Los Angeles International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Visalia Muni.   (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]
        Website for Visalia Municipal 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
 
Santa Barbara Muni.   (SBA/KSBA)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
        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
 
Taft - Kern Co. Airport   (ICAO: KL17)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Luis County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]
        Website for San Luis County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Porterville Muni.   (ICAO: KPTV)   [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
 
Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International 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
 
Meadows Fld.   (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]
        Website for Meadows Field
        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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in California

About Kern County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harpertown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Harpertown.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Harpertown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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<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 Harpertown), 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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