Confederate Corners, California

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Confederate Corners
Unincorporated community
Confederate Corners is located in California
Confederate Corners
Confederate Corners
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°38′41″N 121°39′52″W / 36.64472°N 121.66444°W / 36.64472; -121.66444Coordinates: 36°38′41″N 121°39′52″W / 36.64472°N 121.66444°W / 36.64472; -121.66444[1]
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
Elevation[1] 52 ft (16 m)
GNIS feature ID 221451

Confederate Corners (formerly, Springtown and Spring Town)[2] is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California.[1] It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) south-southwest of Salinas, on California State Route 68.[2] The elevation is 52 feet (16 m).[1]

Originally Springtown or Spring Town, the place was named Confederate Corners after some Southerners settled there in the late 1860s.[2]

The place is the inspiration for the fictional small town "Rebel Corners" in John Steinbeck's novel The Wayward Bus.

Government[edit]

At the county level, Confederate Corners is represented on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Dave Potter.[3]

In the California State Legislature, Confederate Corners is in the 12th Senate District, represented by Republican Anthony Cannella, and in the 30th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Luis Alejo.[4]

In the United States House of Representatives, Confederate Corners is in California's 20th congressional district, represented by Democrat Sam Farr[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Confederate Corners". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 887. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 5 Map (North District 5)". County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "California's 20th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved September 24, 2014.