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14 Facts About Kern County
Kern County's economy is heavily linked to agriculture and to petroleum extraction.
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The Kern County River was originally named Rio Bravo de San Felipe by Father Francisco Garces when he explored the area in 1776.
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Kern County is a California Constitution defined general law county and is governed by an elected Board of Supervisors.
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Kern County Sheriff provides court protection, jail administration, and coroner services for the entire county of approximately 900,000 in population.
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Kern County holds the distinction of having the most deaths per capita in the US by police shooting per an article published in The Guardian on December 1,2015.
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Kern County has a large agricultural base and is a significant producer of oil, natural gas, hydro-electric power, Biomass, solar power, and wind power.
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Kern County is noted for minerals, including gold, borate, and kernite.
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Kern County is home to the Tehachapi Energy Storage Project, which was commissioned in 2014.
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Kern County is the home of the first inland spaceport in the United States, the Mojave Spaceport.
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The 1899 discovery along the Kern County River was a breakthrough in oil production.
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Kern County today contributes more than three-quarters of all the oil produced onshore in California.
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Kern County is served by stations based in Bakersfield, including:.
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