Marconi, California

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Marconi
Unincorporated community
old hotel at the conference center in Marconi
old hotel at the conference center in Marconi
Marconi is located in California
Marconi
Marconi
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°08′38″N 122°52′42″W / 38.14389°N 122.87833°W / 38.14389; -122.87833Coordinates: 38°08′38″N 122°52′42″W / 38.14389°N 122.87833°W / 38.14389; -122.87833
Country United States
State California
County Marin County
Elevation[1] 70 ft (21 m)
ZIP code 94956
Area code(s) Area code 415
FIPS code 06-45697
GNIS feature ID 1659056

Marconi (formerly called Fisherman's)[2] is an Unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[1] It is located on the northeast shore of Tomales Bay, about seven miles (11 km) south-southeast of the village of Tomales,[2] at an elevation of about 70 feet (21 meters) above sea level.[1] Marconi is located in the area of the town of Marshall, California.

The inhabitants of old Native American settlement called "Fisherman's" later shipped seafood from here via railroad.[2] Then, in 1913, the Marconi Wireless Company bought this site to establish a transpacific wireless telegraph station.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Marconi, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 659. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.