Introduction to Shafter, California
Shafter, California, in Kern county, is 16 miles NW of Bakersfield, California (center to center) and 90 miles S of Fresno, California.The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Bakersfield metropolitan area. Shafter contains a population of approximately 12,736.
The region that is now called Shafter was originally a loading dock on the Santa Fe Railroad. The name Shafter was given as an honor to General William Rufus Shafter who was a commander of the US forces during the war between Spain and America. People started buying property in this area in 1914. The City of Shafter was incorporated in 1938.
Shafter and nearby Attractions
- Headstart-Patriot Park
- Patriot Park
- Jim Maginni Memorial Park
- Minter Field Air Museum
- Paraiso Hot Springs Resort
Things To Do In Shafter
Greenfield hosts an annual Harvest Festival in the month of October. It is one of the most highly anticipated events of the area. The city has mountain ranges on its eastern and western sides. These areas are suitable for mountain biking as well as hiking. There are many parks, vineyards and wineries scattered all over the city and surrounding areas.
The Meadows Field Airport offers air transportation services.
Shafter Higher Education
The Bakersfield College serves the area.