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California Counties

The state of California is divided into fifty-eight counties. On January 4, 1850, the California constitutional committee recommended the formation of 18 counties. They were Benicia, Butte, Fremont, Los Angeles, Mariposa, Monterey, Mount Diablo, Oro, Redding, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sonoma, and Sutter. The last California county to have been established is Imperial County in 1907.

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Marin County, California

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Marin County is a county located in the North San Francisco Bay Area of the State of California. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 252,409. The county seat is San Rafael. Marin county was created February 18, 1850. The name origin is not clear, one account is the county was named for Chief Marin, of the Licatiut tribe of Indians who inhabited that area. The other account is that the bay between San Pedro and San Quentin points was named Bahia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario la Marinera by Ayala in 1775, and it is likely that Marin is simply an abbreviation of this name.


Marin County is included in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.

Etymology - Origin of Marin County Name

The origin of its name is not clear. One story says that the county was named for Chief Marin, of the Licatiut tribe of Indians who inhabited that section and waged fierce battle against the early Spanish military explorers. The other version is that the bay between San Pedro and San Quentin points was named Bahia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario la Marinera by Ayala in 1775, and it is quite possible that Marin is simply an abbreviation of this name.

Demographics:

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Marin County History

Marin County is one of the original 27 counties of California, created February 18, 1850, following adoption of the Constitution of 1849 and just months before the state was admitted to the Union.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 828 square miles (2,145 km2), of which, 520 square miles (1,346 km2) of it is land and 308 square miles (799 km2) of it (37.24%) is water.

Geographically, Marin County is a close mirror image of San Francisco. Marin is green and mountainous. Redwoods grow on the coast side of the hills, the surf collides against cliffs.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Sonoma County
  • East: San Francisco Bay; Contra Costa County
  • South: San Francisco city & county
  • West: North Pacific Ocean

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