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Brown
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation 2,392 ft (729 m)

Brown (formerly, Siding 18, Front, and Mount Owen) is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 9 miles (14 km) north-northwest of Inyokern, at an elevation of 2392 feet (729 m).

The Brown post office opened in 1909, changed its name to Mount Owen in 1948, and closed in 1950. Originally called Siding 18 because the place was on the railroad built to support construction of the Owens Valley aqueduct. The name Brown honors George Brown, hotelier.


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