Lucia, California

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Unincorporated community
Lucia is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°01′15″N 121°33′02″W / 36.02083°N 121.55056°W / 36.02083; -121.55056Coordinates: 36°01′15″N 121°33′02″W / 36.02083°N 121.55056°W / 36.02083; -121.55056
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
Elevation[1] 354 ft (108 m)
Looking south from Lucia - 3 December 2011

Lucia is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California.[1] It is located 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Lopez Point,[2] at an elevation of 354 feet (108 m).[1] Lucia is one of the three small settlements of restaurants, and motels located along State Route 1 on the Big Sur coast. The ZIP Code is 93920, but mail sent to Lucia must be addressed "Big Sur",[3] and the community is inside area code 831.

A post office operated at Lucia from 1900 to 1933, moving in 1906, and from 1936 to 1938.[2] The name honors Lucia Dani, its first postmaster.[2] The movie Zandy's Bride is loosely based on the Harlan clan that still operates the facilities.


At the county level, Lucia is represented on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Dave Potter .[4] In the California State Assembly, Lucia is represented by Bill Monning as part of the 27th Assembly district.[5] In the State Senate, Lucia is represented by Sam Blakeslee as part of the 15th State Senate district.[6]

In the United States House of Representatives, Lucia is in California's 20th congressional district, represented by Democrat Sam Farr[7]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lucia, California
  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. 921. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ USPS ZIP Code lookup tool
  4. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 5 Map (North District 5)". County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bill Monning - Biography". Bill Monning, California State Assemblyman, 27th District. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "District Map". Sam Blakeslee, California State Senator, 15th District. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "California's 20th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved September 24, 2014. 

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