Metz, California

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Metz
Unincorporated community
Metz is located in California
Metz
Metz
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°21′18″N 121°12′42″W / 36.35500°N 121.21167°W / 36.35500; -121.21167Coordinates: 36°21′18″N 121°12′42″W / 36.35500°N 121.21167°W / 36.35500; -121.21167
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
Elevation[1] 236 ft (72 m)

Metz (formerly, Chalone) is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Greenfield,[2] at an elevation of 236 feet (72 m).[1]

A post office operated at Metz from 1888 to 1933.[2]

The place was originally called Chalone when the railroad was built to the site in 1886.[2] Upon the establishment of the post office, the settlement was renamed Metz in honor of W.H.H. Metz, its first postmaster.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Metz, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 924. ISBN 9781884995149.