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Welcome to Blanco ...

Blanco is located in Monterey County<1>.

The location of Blanco has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Blanco, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1873.

Blanco is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Blanco lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Blanco ...

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Communities Also Named Blanco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two California communities named Blanco: This one is located in Monterey County and the other is located in Tulare County.

Beyond California, there are 8 communities that are also named Blanco - they are located in Arkansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blanco.

Communities near Blanco ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blanco.

  • Salinas
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Watsonville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Seaside
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Monterey
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Marina
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marina
    • Marina is located in Monterey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,836 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marina <4>
  • Pacific Grove
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • San Juan Bautista
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Del Rey Oaks
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Rey Oaks
    • Del Rey Oaks is located in Monterey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,645 people
  • Sand City
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blanco. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blanco.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blanco. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blanco.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blanco. See our Newspapers Page for Blanco.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blanco ...

Looking for more information about Blanco? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Blanco, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Blanco.

Adding Blanco to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Blanco in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Blanco was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Blanco post office opened in 1873.

We also found Blanco in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Blanco.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blanco. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Monterey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blanco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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