|Elevation||112 ft (34 m)|
Gabilan was a former settlement in Monterey County, California. It was located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Gonzales, at an elevation of 112 feet (34 m), and was situated in the foothills of the Gabilan Range. In Spanish, gavilan (gabilan is an older alternate rendering) means "sparrow hawk". Hawks, especially the red-tailed hawk, are common in the area.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gabilan, 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. 899. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 133.
- Gudde, Edwin G. (2004). California place names: The origin and etymology of current geographical names. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press. p. 140. ISBN 0-520-24217-3.
- 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.
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