Marshall, California

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For the place formerly with this name in El Dorado County, see Lotus, California.
Marshall
Unincorporated community
Marshall shoreline
Marshall shoreline
Towns of rural western Marin County. Marshall is in red.
Towns of rural western Marin County. Marshall is in red.
Marshall is located in California
Marshall
Marshall
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 38°9′38″N 122°53′39″W / 38.16056°N 122.89417°W / 38.16056; -122.89417Coordinates: 38°9′38″N 122°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
Steve Kinsey
 • State Senate Mark Leno (D)
 • Assembly Marc Levine (D)
 • U. S. Congress Jared Huffman (D)[1]
Elevation[2] 23 ft (7 m)
Population
 • Total 400
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94940
Area code(s) 415
FIPS code 06-46058
GNIS feature ID 228136

Marshall is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[2] It is located on the northeast shore of Tomales Bay 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Tomales,[3] at an elevation of 23 feet (7 m).[2]

Marshall is located on the east shore of Tomales Bay. It has a population of about 400,[4] although it has long claimed a population of 50 and touted this as the sum of the elevation (15 feet or 4.5 m above sea level) and the speed limit of 35 miles per hour (56 km/h).[5] It is located approximately 15 miles (24 km) south east of Bodega Bay, on State Route 1. Its ZIP code is 94940.

The town is named after four brothers called Marshall, 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 neighbouring Point Reyes Peninsula.

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