#0539 Posey Station of the Butterfield Overland Mail Route


#0539 Posey Station of the Butterfield Overland Mail Route

Site information:

Plaque located at NE corner of Granite Rd and Round Mountain Rd, 11 mi NE of Bakersfield

The plaque gives a vague description of where the station was, and I attempted to photograph that general location (photos 3 & 4).  Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

Private plaque was missing when I first visited (last photo).  A new plaque was installed in March 2021.

Plaque text:

Two and one-half miles east of this point, on a small flat south of Poso Creek, is the site of one of six stagecoach stations in Kern County belonging to the Butterfield Overland Mail Company.   The Butterfield Company operated along a southern route totaling 2,795 miles between St. Louis, Missouri, and San Francisco, California.  The stage operated from 1858 until the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861.

Kern County Historical Society, in cooperation with California State Parks. Dedicated 1952  Re-Dedicated 2021

Registered 9/14/1955