Lucas Valley Road traverses the length of the valley, linking it to Gallinas Valley to the east and Nicasio Valley to the west. According to the United States Geological Survey, the suburban developments along Miller Creek (including the Lucas Valley-Marinwood CDP) are actually in Gallinas Valley.
Lucas Valley was part of San Pedro Santa Margarita y las Gallinas grant, a parcel of 21,678.69 acres (8,773.055 ha) awarded to Timothy Murphy on February 14, 1844. John Lucas inherited the Santa Margarita rancho (which included Lucas Valley) in 1853.
In 1978, film director George Lucas began acquiring land in the area for his Skywalker Ranch. However, Lucas Valley Road was named after the 19th-century rancher, who is not related to George Lucas.
- "topographic map". Retrieved 2010-04-04.
- "San Pedro, Santa Margarita and Las Gallinas Ranchos". Retrieved 2010-04-04.
- Strickler, Jeff (2002-05-18). "Skywalker Ranch: George Lucas creates a magic world in real life". Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.
- "Profiles in Preservation - Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT)".
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