Rosamond was officially established in 1877 and was named after the daughter of an official of the Southern Pacific Railroad, the town site owner. Mining and cattle were the prime industries in the early days.
Located 7 miles west of Rosamond is Willow Springs Historical Landmark. This was one of the strategic water holes on the trail which connected the southern San Joaquin Valley with the desert area through the Tehachapi Pass.
Located on Highway 14 north of Los Angeles, Rosamond is west of Edwards Air Force Base. Rosamond is in Kern County, just a few miles outside Greater Los Angeles.
Rosamond is part of the Bakersfield, California metro area.