Tassajara, California

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Tassajara
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°47′45″N121°51′49″W / 37.79583°N 121.86361°W / 37.79583; -121.86361 Coordinates: 37°47′45″N121°51′49″W / 37.79583°N 121.86361°W / 37.79583; -121.86361 [1]
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
County Contra Costa County
Elevation
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709 ft (216 m)
GNIS ID [1] [2] 253965
FIPS code [1] [2] 06-77973

Tassajara (Spanish for "meat drier") [3] is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, United States. [1] It is located on the east bank of Tassajara Creek, 6.5 miles (10 km) south-southeast of Mount Diablo, [4] at an elevation of 709 feet (216 m). [1] Together with Blackhawk it forms the Blackhawk-Camino Tassajara census designated place (CDP).

History

Until 1959, it was known as Tassajero; [1] .

A post office operated at Tassajara from 1896 to 1922. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Tassajara (Contra Costa County, California)". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  2. 1 2 "FIPS55 Data: California". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  3. Museum of San Ramon Valley - Tassajara
  4. 1 2 Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 711. ISBN   1-884995-14-4.