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West Side District Cemetery
Taft, Kern County, California
|West Side District Cemetery|
GPS: 35.155848, -119.437496
440 E Cedar St.
Taft, CA 93268
by Steve Johnson
Published: May 28, 2016
Total records: 11,578
West Side District Cemetery is owned and operated by West Side Cemetery District.
Historically, the residents of Taft had used Midway Cemetery, located at the south end of Lierly Ave. However, the cemetery had fallen into such neglect and disrepair, the State of California had it condemned in 1930. This spurned Kern Country officials to form the West Side Cemetery District to provide for a new cemetery with on-going maintenance supported by taxes.
The present day location along Cedar Ave was selected with 4 acres, and West Side District Cemetery had its opening in March 1933. Today, it has grown to over 12 acres.
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