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Located near Monterey Bay and Carmel in Central California. Information on local attractions, rates, rooms,and reservations.
About King City:
King City was named after the founder, Charles King. In 1884 Charles King acquired 13,000 acres of the Mexican land grant Rancho San Lorenzo. In 1886, the town began as a train stop to transport goods from the farms and ranches in the south Salinas Valley to San Francisco and Los Angeles. It was originally called "Hog Town" since swine were one of the major agricultural products of the area in the 1880s.
King City has approximately 11,000 residents and is located between Greenfield and San Lucas. The elevation is 330 feet (100 m) above sea level and the land area is 2.8 square miles.