Bivalve, California

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Bivalve is located in California
Location in California
Bivalve is located in the United States
Bivalve (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°05′33″N 122°49′38″W / 38.09250°N 122.82722°W / 38.09250; -122.82722Coordinates: 38°05′33″N 122°49′38″W / 38.09250°N 122.82722°W / 38.09250; -122.82722
CountryUnited States
CountyMarin County
Elevation43 ft (13 m)

Bivalve is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[1] It is located on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Point Reyes Station,[2] at an elevation of 43 feet (13 m).[1]

Bivalve was founded by the Pacific Oyster Company that established 450 acres (180 ha) of oyster beds at the place in 1907, whence the name.[2] Bivalve has been noted for its unusual place name.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bivalve, 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. 603. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.