Pre-1905 Calif Death Index
Kern County was created in 1866 from Tulare and Los Angeles Counties in two roughly equal pieces. The county derived its name from the Kern River, which was named for Edward Kern, topographer of General John C. Fremont's 1845 expedition. Territory which was at one time in Kern County is now in Inyo and San Luis Obispo Counties.
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