Bryson (originally, Sapaque) is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California. It is located 12 miles (19 km) south-southeast of Jolon, at an elevation of 968 feet (295 m).
The Bryson post office operated from 1887 to 1937, moving in 1889, 1898, 1899, 1905, and 1906. The place, originally called Sapaque, was renamed in honor of an early settler and store owner.
At the county level, Bryson is represented on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Dave Potter . In the California State Assembly, Bryson is represented by Bill Monning as part of the 27th Assembly district. In the State Senate, Bryson is represented by Sam Blakeslee as part of the 15th State Senate district. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Bryson is part of California's 17th congressional district, represented by Sam Farr.