Blanco, Monterey County, California
|Elevation||23 ft (7 m)|
Blanco (formerly, Blanco Crossing) is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California. It is located on the Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west of Salinas, at an elevation of 23 feet (7 m).
A post office operated at Blanco from 1873 to 1917, with an interruption for a time in 1878, and from 1930 to 1941. The name honors Tom White, a sailor who jumped ship in Monterey in 1840 and settled at the place; locals called him Tomas Blanco - a translation of his name into Spanish.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blanco, Monterey County, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 872. ISBN 9781884995149.
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