Taft, California

city in Kern County, California, United States

Taft (formerly Moron, Moro, and Siding Number Two) is a city in the edge of the San Joaquin Valley, in Kern County, California. Taft is located 32 miles (51 km) west-southwest of Bakersfield. The population was 8,546 at the 2020 census.[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.1 square miles (39.1 km2).

It was named for President William H. Taft in 1909.[2]

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Taft city, California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 27, 2023.
  2. Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of California. North American Book Dist LLC. Page 449. ISBN 9780403093182.