Gem, California

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Gem is a former settlement in Monterey County, California.[1] It was located 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Bryson.[1]

The Gem post office operated from 1894 to 1899.[1] The name honors the postmaster's wife.[1]


At the county level, the area that was once Gem is represented on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Dave Potter .[2] In the California State Assembly, it is represented by Bill Monning as part of the 27th Assembly district.[3] In the State Senate, the area is represented by Sam Blakeslee as part of the 15th State Senate district.[4] In the U.S. House of Representatives, the area is part of California's 17th congressional district, represented by Sam Farr.[5]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 5 Map (North District 5)". County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bill Monning - Biography". Bill Monning, California State Assemblyman, 27th District. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "District Map". Sam Blakeslee, California State Senator, 15th District. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "The 17th District: About the 17th District of California". Sam Farr, United States Congressman, California's 17th District. Retrieved 12 October 2012.