Tassajara, California

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Unincorporated community
Tassajara School from 1889
Tassajara School from 1889
Tassajara is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°47′45″N 121°51′49″W / 37.79583°N 121.86361°W / 37.79583; -121.86361Coordinates: 37°47′45″N 121°51′49″W / 37.79583°N 121.86361°W / 37.79583; -121.86361[1]
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa County
Elevation[1] 709 ft (216 m)
GNIS ID[1][2] 253965
FIPS code[1][2] 06-77973

Tassajara (until 1959, Tassajero;[1] also formerly called Tasajero and Tassajera[3]) is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1] It is located on the east bank of Tassajara Creek, 6.5 miles (10 km) south-southeast of Mount Diablo,[3] at an elevation of 709 feet (216 m).[1] Together with Blackhawk it forms the Blackhawk-Camino Tassajara census designated place (CDP).

A post office operated at Tassajara from 1896 to 1922.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Tassajara (Contra Costa County, California)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: California". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved May 11, 2014. External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 711. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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