Tassajara Hot Springs, California

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This article is about the unincorporated community. For the hot springs, see Tassajara Hot Springs. For the Zen Buddhist Monastery, see Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.
Tassajara Hot Springs
Unincorporated community
Tassajara Hot Springs is located in California
Tassajara Hot Springs
Tassajara Hot Springs
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°14′03″N 121°32′56″W / 36.23417°N 121.54889°W / 36.23417; -121.54889Coordinates: 36°14′03″N 121°32′56″W / 36.23417°N 121.54889°W / 36.23417; -121.54889
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
Elevation[1] 1,637 ft (499 m)

Tassajara Hot Springs (formerly, Tassajara)[2] is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California,[1] located 9 miles (14 km) east-northeast of Partington Point,[2] at an elevation of 1637 feet (499 m).[1]

The Tassajara post office operated from 1892 to 1894[2] followed by the Tassajara Hot Springs Post Office, which was open from 1912 until 1944.[2] A hotel was built at the site between 1893–1894 and the (Tassajara Hot Springs) resort established at one of the 17 or so natural hot springs in the area.[2] The name comes from Native American or Mexican and means "the place where meat is cured by drying".[2]


At the county level, Tassajara Hot Springs is represented on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Dave Potter .[3] In the California State Assembly, Tassajara Hot Springs is represented by Bill Monning as part of the 27th Assembly district.[4] In the State Senate, Tassajara Hot Springs is represented by Sam Blakeslee as part of the 15th State Senate district.[5] In the U.S. House of Representatives, Tassajara Hot Springs is part of California's 17th congressional district, represented by Sam Farr.[6]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tassajara Hot Springs, California
  2. ^ a b c d e f Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 966. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 5 Map (North District 5)". County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bill Monning - Biography". Bill Monning, California State Assemblyman, 27th District. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "District Map". Sam Blakeslee, California State Senator, 15th District. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "The 17th District: About the 17th District of California". Sam Farr, United States Congressman, California's 17th District. Retrieved 12 October 2012.