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Shafter is a city in Kern County, California, United States. The population was 12,736 as per the 2000 census. The city of Shafter began as a loading dock along the Santa Fe Railroad right-of-way. This community was named for General William Rufus Shafter who commanded US Forces in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Property was sold beginning in the year 1914 and the city incorporated during 1938.

This city is the home of the Shafter site of the KOA campground chain and is located along State Route 43. Suburbs of Shafter include areas or communities named Myrick's Corner, North Shafter, Smith Corner and Thomas Lane.

As per the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.6 square kilometers. As per the census of 2000, there were 12,736 people, 3,293 households, and 2,759 families residing in the city. The population density was 273.5 per square kilometers.

This destination is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in California worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of California. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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