Tassajara Hot Springs, California
|Tassajara Hot Springs|
|Elevation||1,637 ft (499 m)|
Tassajara Hot Springs (formerly, Tassajara) is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California, located 9 miles (14 km) east-northeast of Partington Point, at an elevation of 1637 feet (499 m).
The Tassajara post office operated from 1892 to 1894 followed by the Tassajara Hot Springs Post Office, which was open from 1912 until 1944. A hotel was built at the site between 1893–1894 and the (Tassajara Hot Springs) resort established at one of the 17 or so natural hot springs in the area. The name comes from Native American or Mexican and means "the place where meat is cured by drying".
In the California State Legislature, Tassajara Hot Springs is in the 17th Senate District, represented by Democrat Bill Monning, and in the 30th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Luis Alejo.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tassajara Hot Springs, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 966. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- "Monterey County Supervisorial District 5 Map (North District 5)" (PDF). County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
- "California's 20th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved September 24, 2014.