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Welcome to Natividad ...

Natividad is located in Monterey County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Natividad, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1855.

Natividad is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for Natividad ...

Junior League:

Communities near Natividad ...

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

  • Salinas
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Gilroy
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • 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
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Hollister
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Seaside
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Monterey
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Marina
    (11 miles [17.7 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
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Gonzales
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • San Juan Bautista
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Natividad ...

Looking for more information about Natividad? 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 Natividad, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Natividad.

Adding Natividad to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Natividad post office opened in 1855.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Natividad.

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

The official website for Monterey County:

The official website for State of California:

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 Natividad - 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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