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Welcome to Kerens ...

So far, we found very little information about Kerens. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Kerens to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Kerens, please Contact Us.

Kerens would have been located within present day San Bernardino County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Kerens, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Kerens is 1,620 feet [494 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Kerens was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Kerens once stood is in the (760) & (442)<5> area codes.

Communities Also Named Kerens ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Kerens - they are located in Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kerens.

Communities near Kerens ...

We have created a list of 9 communities that are near Kerens.

  • Kelso
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
    • Kelso is located in San Bernardino County
  • Zzyzx
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zzyzx
    • Zzyzx is located in San Bernardino County
    • Former names for Zzyzx:
    • Camp Soda
    • Soda Springs
  • Baker
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Cima
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
  • Siberia ‑ Historic
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siberia
    • Siberia is located in San Bernardino County
  • Bagdad ‑ Historic
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bagdad
    • Bagdad is located in San Bernardino County
  • Ludlow
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Amboy
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
  • Saltus ‑ Historic
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltus
    • Saltus is located in San Bernardino County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kerens. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kerens.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kerens. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kerens.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kerens. See our Newspapers Page for Kerens.

The official website for San Bernardino County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Kerens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Bernardino, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kerens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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