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Rosamond is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, USA, near the Los Angeles county line. 20mi north of Palmdale, in the Antelope Valley, the westernmost desert valley of the Mojave Desert. Rosamond is also 13mi south of Mojave, and 11mi north of Lancaster at an elevation of 2342 feet (714 m). According to 2010 United States census data, the town population was 18,150.The Postal Service shows portions of Rosamond as having the names Tropico Village, California, named after a mine, and Willow Springs.Rosamond Skypark Airport, Federal Aviation Administration identifier L00 (with two zeroes), is located at and features a paved 3600ft runway.Wired telephone numbers in Rosamond follow the format (661) 256-xxxx and the entire city is included in ZIP Code 93560.Rosamond contains the Rosamond urban area, according to the 2010 Census. The Rosamond urban area had a population of 16,000, with a land area of 6.33 square miles and a population density of 2,527 per square mile in 2010.HistoryRosamond was originally established in 1877 as a townsite which was owned by the Southern Pacific Railroad and was named 'Rosamond' after the daughter of one of the railroad officials. The first local industries were mining and cattle. During the 1890s, gold was discovered and miners quickly traveled to the area and populated it in order to strike it rich; however, the industry waned for many years, yet later had some success with a small boom during the 1930s. In 1933 Muroc Army Air Field was established, which has since been renamed Edwards Air Force Base in honor of fallen test pilot Glenn Edwards.
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