Welcome to Rosamond, CA
Rosamond, CA is accessible via the 14 freeway, as well as Sierra Highway from Lancaster, the city just to the south. The main street that runs through the town is Rosamond Boulevard, which connects with Edwards Air Force Base to the east and the 14 freeway to the west and beyond. While listed as a Census Designated Point, the population stands at 18,150 according to the 2010 Census. That’s an increase of 26.5% over the 2000 Census figure of 14,349.
While a small town, the bigger cities such as Lancaster and Palmdale are only a short car ride away. In fact, even without a vehicle, Kern County provides access to nearby Lancaster via public transportation. The Antelope Valley Metrolink is available in Lancaster and connects the Antelope Valley to Los Angeles.
An interesting tidbit about how this area is that it began as a depot on the Southern Pacific Rail Line in 1876 and a trading post for local mines. Established as a townsite for the Southern Pacific Railroad, the area got its name from the daughter of one of the railroad officials.
Did you know this area used to be the land of the Kitanemuk tribe? Here are some resources about this most interesting and saddening fact.
- Antelope Valley Indian Museum – Kitanemuk Indians
- Social Studies Fact Cards – California Indians
- MojaveDesert.net – Kitanemuk Indians
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