Spence, California

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Spence is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°36′46″N 121°34′00″W / 36.61278°N 121.56667°W / 36.61278; -121.56667Coordinates: 36°36′46″N 121°34′00″W / 36.61278°N 121.56667°W / 36.61278; -121.56667
CountryUnited States
CountyMonterey County
Elevation82 ft (25 m)

Spence is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California.[1]

It is located in the Salinas Valley, on the Southern Pacific Railroad 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Salinas.[2] It is at an elevation of 82 feet (25 m).[1]

The town was named in honor of David Spence, owner of the Rancho Encinal y Buena Esperanza Mexican land grant, where the railroad built its station.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Spence, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 962. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.