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Edwards is located in California
Location in California
Edwards is located in the United States
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Country United States
State California
County Kern County
2,356 ft (718 m)

Edwards (formerly, Muroc and Wherry Housing) is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.

It is located 16 miles (26 km) east-southeast of Mojave, about 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Lancaster, 15 miles (24 km) east of Rosamond, and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of California City at an elevation of 2,356 feet (718 m).

The area was originally a housing site for the air force base that surrounds it. The place name changed to Edwards in 1951 (after the base was renamed and a post office transferred from Muroc was established). It is part of the Edwards Air Force Base reservation.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Edwards has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

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