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Welcome to Castroville ...

Castroville is located in Monterey County<1>.



Castroville was established in 1863.

Castroville is near sea level<2>.

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

Castroville lies within the (831) area code.

The ZIP code for Castroville: 95012<3>

Websites for Castroville ...

Junior League:   www.jlmontereycounty.org/

Communities Also Named Castroville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Castroville - it's located in Texas.

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

Communities near Castroville ...

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

  • Salinas
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Gilroy
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilroy
    • Gilroy is located in Santa Clara County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,831 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilroy <4>
  • Watsonville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Seaside
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Monterey
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Marina
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • 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
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Capitola
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • San Juan Bautista
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)

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 Castroville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Castroville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Castroville. 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 Castroville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Castroville. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Castroville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Castroville ...

Looking for more information about Castroville? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Castroville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Castroville.

Adding Castroville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Castroville 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 Castroville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Castroville post office opened in 1867.

We also found Castroville in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Castroville.

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

The official website for Monterey County: www.co.monterey.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Castroville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Castroville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Castroville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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