Muroc, California

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Former settlement
Muroc is located in California
Location in California
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Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,283 ft (696 m)

Muroc (also, Rogers, Rod, Yucca, and Rodriguez)[2] is a former settlement in Kern County, California in the Mojave Desert.[1]

It was located on Rogers Dry Lake 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Edwards,[2] at an elevation of 2283 feet (696 m).[1]

Muroc still appeared on maps as of 1942.[1] Muroc's site is now on Edwards Air Force Base.[2]

A post office operated at Muroc from 1910 to 1951.[2] The name honors early settlers Ralph and Clifford Corum — their surname spelled backwards is "Muroc".[2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Muroc, California
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1079. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>