Marconi, California

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Marconi
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
Marconi is located in the US
Marconi
Marconi
Marconi (the US)
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
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyMarin County
Elevation70 ft (21 m)
ZIP code
94956
Area codes415/628
FIPS code06-45697
GNIS feature ID1659056

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.