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Welcome to Spence ...

Spence is located in Monterey County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Spence, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Spence is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Spence is located in the (831) area code.

Websites for Spence ...

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Communities Also Named Spence ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Spence - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Ontario, Texas and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Spence ...

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

  • Salinas
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Hollister
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Seaside
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Monterey
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Soledad
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Marina
    (13 miles [20.9 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 west)
  • Gonzales
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • San Juan Bautista
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Del Rey Oaks
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • 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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spence ...

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

Adding Spence to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Spence 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 Spence was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Spence.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spence. 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 Spence - 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.


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