Lucia, California

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Lucia
Unincorporated community
Lucia is located in California
Lucia
Lucia
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.

Government[edit]

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 U.S. House of Representatives, Lucia is part of California's 17th congressional district, represented by Sam Farr.[7]

References[edit]

  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. Quill Driver Books. p. 921. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  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. ^ "The 17th District: About the 17th District of California". Sam Farr, United States Congressman, California's 17th District. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 

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