San Juan Valley

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San Juan Valley (Canada de San Benito,[1]
Llano De San Juan[2]
)
San Benito Valley [3]
valley
Name origin: Spanish
Country United States
State California
Region San Benito County
Source head
 - location at the gap between the Gabilan Range and Flint Hills where the San Benito River enters the valley from the east., San Benito County.
 - elevation 240 ft (73 m)
 - coordinates 36°51′00″N 121°30′04″W / 36.85000°N 121.50111°W / 36.85000; -121.50111 [4]
Mouth mouth
 - location at the confluence of the San Benito River with the Pajaro River., San Benito County.
 - elevation 210 ft (64 m) [4]
 - coordinates 36°52′52″N 121°33′21″W / 36.88111°N 121.55583°W / 36.88111; -121.55583Coordinates: 36°52′52″N 121°33′21″W / 36.88111°N 121.55583°W / 36.88111; -121.55583 [4]
San Juan Valley is located in California
San Juan Valley
Location in California

San Juan Valley, sometimes called San Benito Valley formerly Canada de San Benito or Llano De San Juan is a valley that has its head near the Gabilan Range. Bounded on the north by the Lomerias Muertas and the Flint Hills and south and east by the Gabilan Range, and the gap between the Gabilan Range and Flint Hills where the San Benito River enters the valley from the east. It terminated where the San Benito River has its confluence the Pajaro River, about 15 miles (24 km) upstream from the river's outlet in Monterey Bay.[4] It is the lowest part of the watershed of the San Benito River and can be considered part of the San Benito Valley.

Named for the Mission San Juan Bautista which was established in this valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. California Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1949. p.298
  2. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. California Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1949. p307
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. Geographic Names Phase I data compilation (1976-1981). 31-Dec-1981. Primarily from U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000-scale topographic maps (or 1:25K, Puerto Rico 1:20K) and from U.S. Board on Geographic Names files. In some instances, from 1:62,500 scale or 1:250,000 scale maps.
  4. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: San Juan Valley