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.


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]


  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.