Bakersfield the county seat of Kern County, has approximately 80,000 people or about half the total in Kern County. Kern County is known as the oil capitol of the world. It is also the center of an agricultural paradise producing vast crops of cotton, grapes, sugar beets, melons, alfalfa. Raising of live stock is the largest and most important single agricultural activity, and dairying is one of he most sound activities in Kern County. B - Court House A - Business District K - Jefferson Park E - El Tejon Hotel R - Kern County Hospital S - Padre Garces Statue F - Kern River Canyon L - Padre Hotel D - High School.