Pleyto, California

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Pleyto is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°51′37″N 120°59′37″W / 35.86028°N 120.99361°W / 35.86028; -120.99361Coordinates: 35°51′37″N 120°59′37″W / 35.86028°N 120.99361°W / 35.86028; -120.99361
CountryUnited States
CountyMonterey County
Elevation781 ft (238 m)

Pleyto (formerly, Pleito)[2] is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California.[1] It is located on the San Antonio River 12.5 miles (20 km) southeast of Jolon,[2] at an elevation of 781 feet (238 m).[1]

The town was founded by William Pinkerton in 1868, and named for the Rancho Pleyto Mexican land grant.[2] The Pleito post office operated from 1870 to 1872 and from 1874 to 1876.[2] In 1884, the name was changed from "Pleito" to "Pleyto". The Pleyto post office operated from 1884 to 1925.[2] The town's original site has been flooded by Lake San Antonio.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pleyto, California
  2. ^ a b c d e f Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 939. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.