Robles Del Rio, California

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Robles Del Rio
Robles Del Rio is located in California
Robles Del Rio
Robles Del Rio
Location in California
Robles Del Rio is located in the United States
Robles Del Rio
Robles Del Rio
Robles Del Rio (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°28′12″N 121°44′00″W / 36.47000°N 121.73333°W / 36.47000; -121.73333Coordinates: 36°28′12″N 121°44′00″W / 36.47000°N 121.73333°W / 36.47000; -121.73333
CountryUnited States
CountyMonterey County
Elevation597 ft (182 m)

Robles Del Rio (also, Robles del Rio)[2] is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California.[1] It is located west of the Carmel River adjacent to Carmel Valley,[2] at an elevation of 597 feet (182 m).[1]

The town was laid out by Frank Porter in 1926.[2] Porter bought 600 acres in the southeast corner of the 11,000-acre Rancho Los Laureles Ranch. They named the tract Robles del Rio, “oaks by the river.”[3] The Robles del Rio post office operated from 1941 to 1952, when service was transferred to Carmel Valley.[2]


At the county level, Robles Del Rio is represented on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Dave Potter.[4]

In the California State Legislature, Robles Del Rio is in the 17th Senate District, represented by Democrat Bill Monning, and in the 29th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Mark Stone.[5]

In the United States House of Representatives, Robles Del Rio is in California's 20th congressional district, represented by Democrat Jimmy Panetta[6]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Robles Del Rio, 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. 946. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Monterey County - The Dramatic Story of Its Past, Augusta Fink, 1972, Western Tanager Press/Valley Publishers, San Francisco, page 201
  4. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 5 Map (North District 5)" (PDF). County of Monterey. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "California's 20th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved September 24, 2014.