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—  Former unincorporated community  —
Alisal is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°40′45″N 121°37′04″W / 36.67917°N 121.61778°W / 36.67917; -121.61778Coordinates: 36°40′45″N 121°37′04″W / 36.67917°N 121.61778°W / 36.67917; -121.61778
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
City Salinas
Elevation [1] 89 ft (27 m)

Alisal (also, East Salinas)[2] is a former unincorporated community now incorporated in Salinas in Monterey County, California.[1] It is located east of downtown Salinas,[2] at an elevation of 89 feet (27 m).[1] Alisal's ZIP Code is 93905. Alisal is home to Alisal High School. Alisal was annexed to Salinas in 1963.[2]

The first post office at Alisal opened in 1866, closed in 1869, with service transferred to Gabilan.[2] The East Salinas post office opened in 1940, was renamed Alisal in 1947, renamed back to East Salinas in 1949, and back to Alisal in 1950.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Alisal, Salinas, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 862. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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