Frazier Park, California

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Frazier Park is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California. Frazier Park is 5 miles (8 km) west of Lebec,[2] at an elevation of 4,639 feet (1,414 m).[1] It is one of the Mountain Communities of the Tejon Pass. The population was 2,348 at the 2000 census.

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History

The earliest record relating to Frazier Park was a report in 1854 that lumber was being produced there from Frazier Mountain trees for use at the new Army post at nearby Fort Tejon. Local historian Bonnie Ketterl Kane wrote that the mill was "supposedly" at the southeast end of the present community. She cited another report that a Kitanemuck Indian referred to the site Campo del Soldado (Soldier's Camp), "which was where the soldiers stayed when they cut timber from a mountain they called Pinery Mountain, today's Frazier Mountain."[3]

The community itself was established in 1925 by Harry McBain, who named it in 1926 for Frazier Mountain, on its southern flank. Its post office was established on September 14, 1927, with Charles B. Fife as the first postmaster.[4]

Frazier Park was also used in filming many of the mountain scenes of "The Waltons" TV show.

Geography

Frazier Park lies within Cuddy Canyon inside the Los Padres National Forest.

Other nearby communities are Lake of the Woods (3.6 miles), Lebec (4.6 miles), Pine Mountain Club (14.5 miles), and Mettler (16.7 miles). Santa Clarita, California. is the nearest large city.

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