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Tres Pinos is a census-designated place in San Benito County, California. The community lies along State Route 25, approximately 4 miles south of Hollister and 5 miles north of Paicines. Tres Pinos sits at an elevation of 531ft. The 2010 United States census reported Tres Pinos's population was 476.Community detailsTres Pinos is in the area code. The local prefix is 628-####.The Zip Code is 95075. There is no residential postal delivery and residents must use post office boxes for mail delivery.Tres Pinos Elementary School, a K-8 school, is operated by Tres Pinos Union Elementary School District. The district is overseen by an elected five-member Board of Trustees.Water and waste water treatment services are provided to the community by the Tres Pinos County Water District. The district is overseen by an elected five-member Board of Directors.Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is located in Hollister, just under five miles north of the town.HistoryThe town of Tres Pinos was originally located 5 miles south of the town of Paicines. The opposite is true today.The railroad was to build a line to Tres Pinos. By 1873, Southern Pacific Railroad made it to Paicines and it ran two passenger and two freight trains a day. So in 1874 the names of the two towns were switched so the railroad could say they built a line all the way to Tres Pinos.In its heyday the town was not only the end of the railroad line but was also a stage coach stop. There was a Southern Pacific Hotel, rodeo grounds, grain barns, corrals, and many saloons, restaurants and even a brothel.Tres Pinos is in California. Make Tres Pinos central to your United States travel plans using our United States trip itinerary site.
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