Tassajara Hot Springs, California

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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 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. Quill Driver Books. p. 966. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  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.