Jamesburg, California

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Unincorporated community
Jamesburg is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°22′11″N 121°35′25″W / 36.36972°N 121.59028°W / 36.36972; -121.59028Coordinates: 36°22′11″N 121°35′25″W / 36.36972°N 121.59028°W / 36.36972; -121.59028
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
Elevation[1] 1,722 ft (525 m)

Jamesburg (formerly, Jamesburgh)[2] is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California.[1] It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) northeast of Ventana Cone,[2] at an elevation of 1722 feet (525 m).[1]

John James founded the town in 1867.[2] The Jamesburgh post office opened in 1886, changed its name to Jamesburg in 1894, and closed for good in 1935.[2]


At the county level, Jamesburg is represented on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Dave Potter.[3]

In the California State Legislature, Jamesburg is in the 17th Senate District, represented by Democrat Bill Monning, and in the 30th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Luis Alejo.[4]

In the United States House of Representatives, Jamesburg is in California's 20th congressional district, represented by Democrat Sam Farr[5]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jamesburg, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 909. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 5 Map (North District 5)" (PDF). County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  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.