"Kernville" Kernville by Yaqui

Kernville Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 92 photos

Where history is preserved!

Taken from the California Historical marker: Kernville called Whiskey Flat until 1864, was founded in 1860 when Adam Hamilton a whiskey dealer moved shop here from for more temperature Quartzburg, founded earlier that year. Both camps resulted by the discovery of “The Big Blue Ledge” by Lovely Rogers while tracking a stray mule from the earlier camp of Keyesville.

My Office:)

Please knock before entering:)

This is a excellent museum. Some of the best artifacts and some wonderful friendly volunteers. If you venture this way, please stop here!

Mothers Day Adventure:)

We visited here on Mothers Day and many of the other local communities, Onxy, Cottage Grove Cemetery, Lake Isabella, Bodfish (Silver City Ghost Town), and Kernville. Of course my oldest was like, why Mom why?..boo hoo! He got over it once we arrived at some destinations. He enjoyed the cemetery and the museum. He is going thru the typical teenage stuff, so I am giving him some chances before I adopt him out....hee hee! It was a wonderful day with great weather. Still there is so much more to see just in this area. It is on my list:)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of wonderful history and antique shopping.
  • Cons:Beware of the dangers of the Kern River, hidden dangers!
  • In a nutshell:An area to take in the history and beauty:)
  • Last visit to Kernville: May 2009
  • Intro Updated May 25, 2009
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Kernville sounds like a really interesting town. I love the shops here and would have to visit the Museum. Nice page!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2011 at 4:11 AM

    Shows you just how wild the Wild West was. Johnny Powers was just a young man of 27 when he was gunned down.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Interesting page on a place where history seems to come alive. Loved the stagecoach, so quaint. We have lots of such log cabins here and many are lived in.:) Can you really buy the Kernville Chamber of Commerce?

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2009 at 3:18 AM

    A lovely Kernville page, it must be said. The stagecoach certainly looks amazing and the Kern Valley Museum sounds wonderful to visit and explore! ~ho & pang

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2009 at 4:45 AM

    What a great way for you to celebrate Mother's Day. I am certain you enjoyed looking around Kernville.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2009 at 3:41 AM

    Another great wild west page, Dee. The name of that log-cabin (Insallah) is unusual- Its Muslim. And the favourite dish in restuarant tip is UNUSUAL LOL! Nice pictures

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2009 at 9:11 AM

    Another fine new page about a place with lots of historical markers -- and an interesting museum with friendly volunteers. Looks like a good place to film Western movies, and to hire the extras, horses, equipment and cattle.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Great they have a touchscreen info system --- technology! Great place and equally great tips and pics! Norman :)

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2009 at 8:05 PM

    Thank you Yaqui for sharing the history of Kernville. It is nice to read items which are extraordinary.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Oh, Yea! It's always fun to see that you have a new page for us to read. This one is as delightful as ever...full of history, helpful information and directions, markers, and a peek into your handsome family.

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