California Historical Landmarks in Kern County
California Historical Landmark 132
Wofford Boulevard at Burlando Road in Old Kernville Cemetery
Called Whiskey Flat until 1864, Kernville was founded in 1860 when whiskey dealer Adam Hamilton moved shop here from more temperate Quartzburg, founded earlier that year. Both camps resulted from a discovery by 'Lovely' Rogers, who found the Big Blue Ledge while tracking a stray mule from the earlier camp of Keysville.
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation