Moss, Monterey County, California

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Unincorporated community
Moss is located in California
Moss is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°47′55″N 121°47′10″W / 36.79861°N 121.78611°W / 36.79861; -121.78611Coordinates: 36°47′55″N 121°47′10″W / 36.79861°N 121.78611°W / 36.79861; -121.78611
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
Elevation[1] 3 ft (1 m)

Moss is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California.[1] It is located near Moss Landing,[2] at an elevation of 3 feet (1 m).[1]

A post office operated at Moss from 1895 to 1917, when service was transferred to Moss Landing.[2] The name honors Charles Moss, co-owner of a wharf after whom Moss Landing is named.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Moss, Monterey County, California
  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. 927. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.