Santa Rita, Salinas, California facts for kids

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Santa Rita
Neighborhood of Salinas
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
City Salinas
Elevation 79 ft (24 m)

Santa Rita (formerly, New Republic, Sotoville, and Pinecate) is a neighborhood of Salinas in Monterey County, California. It is located north of downtown, at an elevation of 79 feet (24 m).

Jose Manuel Soto bought the Santa Rita land grant and allocated 1 square mile (2.6 km2) for a town he named New Republic. The New Republic post office opened in 1870 and changed its name to Santa Rita in 1874, and closed permanently in 1907. The town was also called Pinecate from nearby Pinecate Peak, and Sotoville in honor of Soto.

Santa Rita was annexed by Salinas in 1975.

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