Alisal, Salinas, California
Neighborhood of Salinas
|Elevation||89 ft (27 m)|
Alisal (also, East Salinas) (//) is a neighborhood of Salinas in Monterey County, California. It is located east of downtown, at an elevation of 89 feet (27 m). The unincorporated community of Alisal was annexed to Salinas in 1963. In North American Spanish, alisal means sycamore woods. Alisal is home to Alisal High School.
The first post office at Alisal opened in 1866, closed in 1869, with service transferred to Gabilan. The East Salinas post office opened in 1940, was renamed Alisal in 1947, renamed back to East Salinas in 1949, and back to Alisal in 1950. Alisal's ZIP Code is 93905.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alisal, Salinas, 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. 862. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- Robledo, Roberto (12 June 2014). "Agents of change fan out in Alisal". The Salinas Californian. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- William Bright; Erwin Gustav Gudde (30 November 1998). 1500 California place names: their origin and meaning. University of California Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-520-21271-8. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
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