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
Las Gallinas is located in the US
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.