Las Gallinas, California

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Not to be confused with Gallinas, California.
Las Gallinas
Unincorporated community
Las Gallinas is located in California
Las Gallinas
Las Gallinas
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°01′14″N 122°32′19″W / 38.02056°N 122.53861°W / 38.02056; -122.53861Coordinates: 38°01′14″N 122°32′19″W / 38.02056°N 122.53861°W / 38.02056; -122.53861
Country United States
State California
County Marin County
Elevation[1] 26 ft (8 m)

Las Gallinas is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California, 6.25 miles (10.06 km) south-southeast of Novato. At an elevation of 26 feet (8 m) Las Gallinas is near the interchange of U.S. Route 101 and Lucas Valley Road/Smith Ranch Road in San Rafael.[1][2]

Although consisting mainly of residential households, the immediate vicinity also includes a county park with golf course, wild life ponds, a private airport, shops, restaurants and movie theaters. A small industrial park houses low impact companies, storage units, and several non profit organizations.

The area is named for the Rancho San Pedro, Santa Margarita y Las Gallinas Mexican land grant.[2]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Las Gallinas, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 652. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.