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Country United States
State California
County Kern County
3,966 ft (1,209 m)

Monolith (formerly, Aqueduct) is an unincorporated community in the Tehachapi Valley, in Kern County, California.

The community is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of Tehachapi, at an elevation of 3966 feet (1209 m) in the Southern Sierra Nevada and eastern Tehachapi Pass areas.


The Aqueduct post office opened in 1908, and changed its name to Monolith in 1910.

Aqueduct−Monolith began as a camp for workers at a cement plant for the Owens Valley aqueduct project, supplying materials for the construction of concrete structures. William Mulholland bestowed the name change, due to a huge limestone deposit.

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