Introduction to McFarland, California

McFarland, California, in Kern county, is 24 miles NW of Bakersfield, California and 80 miles SE of Fresno, California. The city is included in the Bakersfield metropolitan area.

McFarland History

McFarland was founded by J.B. McFarland. The first European to visit the area was Commander Don Pedro Fages. It became a part of the United States in 1848.

McFarland and Nearby Attractions

  • Wasco Historical Museum.
  • Shafter Depot Museum.
  • Kern National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.
  • Kern County Museum.
  • Pixley National Wildlife Refuge.

Things To Do In McFarland

The Shafter Depot Museum, the Wasco Historical Museum, the Kern County Museum and the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park are popular local museums. The Kern National Wildlife Refuge and the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge are accessible from McFarland as well. McFarland Park is the local park.

McFarland Transportation

Air transportation is available from Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

McFarland Higher Education

Bakersfield College, Porterville College and California State University-Bakersfield are some of the local colleges and universities.

Mcfarland Almanac

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Mcfarland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp37 to 57 F
Apr Temp47 to 78 F
Jul Temp63 to 99 F
Oct Temp49 to 82 F
Annual Precip7.3 inches
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp43 to 60 F
Apr Temp54 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 101 F
Oct Temp62 to 84 F
Annual Precip10.7 inches
Distance29.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp67 to 98 F
Oct Temp53 to 83 F
Annual Precip11.4 inches

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Mcfarland Public Schools

Browning Road Elementary
410 E. Perkins
ZIP: 93250
Total Enrollment 658
Kern Avenue Elementary
356 W. Kern Ave.
ZIP: 93250
Total Enrollment 1156
Mcfarland High
259 W. Sherwood Ave.
ZIP: 93250
Total Enrollment 828
Mcfarland Independent
599 Fifth St.
ZIP: 93250
Total Enrollment 12
Mcfarland Middle
405 Mast Ave.
ZIP: 93250
Total Enrollment 762
San Joaquin High (continuation)
599 Fifth St.
ZIP: 93250
Total Enrollment 53
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