Muroc

Name:

Muroc

County:

Kern

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

34°55′23″N 117°52′20″W / 34.92306°N 117.87222°W / 34.92306

Elevation:

2,283 ft (696 m)

Time Zone:

Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)

Comments:

Muroc (also, Rogers, Rod, Yucca, and Rodriguez) is a former settlement in Kern County, California in the Mojave Desert. It was located on Rogers Dry Lake 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Edwards, at an elevation of 2283 ft (696 m).

Remains:

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

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Muroc still appeared on maps as of 1942. Muroc’s site is now on Edwards Air Force Base.

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