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Monterey County, California

Photo: Krough House, ca. mid 1800s, 146 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Photographed by user:McGhiever, 2013, (own work) [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed August, 2015.

Monterey County Photo

The Monterey County Courthouse is located at 240 Church Street, Salinas, CA 93901; phone: 831‑775‑5400.

Monterey County Neighborhoods


Monterey is one of California's original counties created at the time of Statehood in 1850. It is named for the Bay of Monterey which, in turn, was named in 1602 by Sebastian Vizcaino to honor the Count of Monterey, the Viceroy of New Spain. [en.wikipedia.org, accessed August, 2015]