Marshall, California

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Marshall
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Marshall
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 38°9′38″N122°53′39″W / 38.16056°N 122.89417°W / 38.16056; -122.89417 Coordinates: 38°9′38″N122°53′39″W / 38.16056°N 122.89417°W / 38.16056; -122.89417
Country United States
State California
County Marin
Region West Marin
Government
   County Board District 4
Dennis Rodoni [1]
   State Senator Mike McGuire (D) [2]
   Assemblymember Marc Levine (D) [2]
   U. S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D) [3]
Elevation
[4]
23 ft (7 m)
Population
  Total400
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
94940
Area codes 415/628
FIPS code 06-46058
GNIS feature ID228136

Marshall is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California. [4] It is located on the northeast shore of Tomales Bay 6 mi (9.7 km) south of Tomales, [5] at an elevation of 25 ft (7.6 m). [4]

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Marshall is located on the east shore of Tomales Bay. It has a population that is unknown. [6] It is located approximately 15 mi (24 km) southeast of Bodega Bay, on State Route 1. Its ZIP code is 94940.

The town is named after the Marshalls, four brothers who set up a dairying industry there in the 1850s. Starting in the 1870s, Marshall was a stop on the North Pacific Coast Railroad connecting Cazadero to the Sausalito ferry.

There is still some dairying in the area with Straus Family Creamery based there, but nowadays the town's major commerce is in oysters and clams, for which it is a center. It also acts as a center for tourists visiting Tomales Bay and the neighboring Point Reyes Peninsula.[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. "County of Marin District 4 webpage". County of Marin . Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  2. 1 2 "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  3. "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  4. 1 2 3 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Marshall
  5. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 660. ISBN   1-884995-14-4.
  6. "factfinder.census.gov". Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2006.

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