|Elevation||236 ft (72 m)|
Metz (formerly, Chalone) is an unincorporated community in the Salinas Valley, in Monterey County, California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Greenfield, at an elevation of 236 feet (72 m).
A post office operated at Metz from 1888 to 1933.
The place was originally called Chalone when the railroad was built to the site in 1886. Upon the establishment of the post office, the settlement was renamed Metz in honor of W.H.H. Metz, its first postmaster.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Metz, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 924. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- Bolton, Herbert E. (1927). Fray Juan Crespi: Missionary Explorer on the Pacific Coast, 1769-1774. HathiTrust Digital Library. pp. 198–199. Retrieved April 2014.
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