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Tassajara Hot Springs
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
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".


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