Bryson, California

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Unincorporated community
Bryson is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°48′24″N 121°05′26″W / 35.80667°N 121.09056°W / 35.80667; -121.09056Coordinates: 35°48′24″N 121°05′26″W / 35.80667°N 121.09056°W / 35.80667; -121.09056
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
Elevation[1] 968 ft (295 m)
GNIS feature ID 252862

Bryson (originally, Sapaque)[2] is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California.[1] It is located 12 miles (19 km) south-southeast of Jolon,[2] at an elevation of 968 feet (295 m).[1]

The Bryson post office operated from 1887 to 1937, moving in 1889, 1898, 1899, 1905, and 1906.[2] The place, originally called Sapaque, was renamed in honor of an early settler and store owner.[2]


At the county level, Bryson is represented on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Dave Potter .[3] In the California State Assembly, Bryson is represented by Bill Monning as part of the 27th Assembly district.[4] In the State Senate, Bryson is represented by Sam Blakeslee as part of the 15th State Senate district.[5]

In the United States House of Representatives, Bryson is in California's 20th congressional district, represented by Democrat Sam Farr[6]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bryson, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 875. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 5 Map (North District 5)". County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bill Monning - Biography". Bill Monning, California State Assemblyman, 27th District. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "District Map". Sam Blakeslee, California State Senator, 15th District. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "California's 20th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved September 24, 2014.