Confederate Corners, California

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Confederate Corners
Unincorporated community
Confederate Corners is located in California
Confederate Corners
Confederate Corners
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°38′41″N 121°39′52″W / 36.64472°N 121.66444°W / 36.64472; -121.66444Coordinates: 36°38′41″N 121°39′52″W / 36.64472°N 121.66444°W / 36.64472; -121.66444[1]
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
Elevation[1] 52 ft (16 m)
GNIS feature ID 221451

Confederate Corners (formerly, Springtown and Spring Town)[2] is a populated place in the unincorporated Monterey County, California.[1] The name is not widely known or used in the community, yet remains listed as such by the Geographic Names Information System, USGS.

It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) south-southwest of Salinas, on California State Route 68.[2] The elevation is 52 feet (16 m).[1]

Originally Springtown or Spring Town, the place was named Confederate Corners after some Southerners settled there in the late 1860s.[2]

The place is the inspiration for the fictional small town "Rebel Corners" in John Steinbeck's novel The Wayward Bus.


At the county level, Confederate Corners is represented on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Jane Parker.[3]

In the California State Legislature, Confederate Corners is in the 12th Senate District, represented by Republican Anthony Cannella, and in the 30th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Anna Caballero.[4]

In the United States House of Representatives, Confederate Corners is in California's 20th congressional district, represented by Democrat Jimmy Panetta.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Confederate Corners". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 887. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "About the Monterey County Supervisors & their Districts". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "California's 20th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved September 24, 2014.,P3_TITLE:221451,Confederate%20Corners