Marin County, California

Marin county lies between the Pacific ocean and San Francisco bay; it has an extensive coast line; it is northeast from San Francisco, and is bounded to the north and east by Sonoma county. Its area is 509 square miles, and its population, given as 11,324 in the census of 1880, is now estimated at 15,000. San Rafael, the county seat, is one of the prettiest of the suburban resorts about San Francisco bay, and is the home of many rich people. It has many beautiful residences, and a large first class hotel. Other towns are Sausalito, Nicasio and Tomales, while a dozen new suburban resorts have sprung up near San Rafael and Sausalito. The county is noted for its large dairy ranches that stretch along the shore of the Pacific, and its butter and cheese command high prices. The assessed valuation in 1889 was $11,108,657.


Source: California State Gazetteer and Business Directory 1890, Volume II, R. L. Polk & Company, 1890.

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