Reed, California

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For the community in Yuba County formerly with this name, see Ostrom, California.
Reed
Unincorporated community
Reed is located in California
Reed
Reed
Reed is located in USA
Reed
Reed
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°54′18″N 122°30′02″W / 37.90500°N 122.50056°W / 37.90500; -122.50056Coordinates: 37°54′18″N 122°30′02″W / 37.90500°N 122.50056°W / 37.90500; -122.50056
Country United States
State California
County Marin County
Elevation[1] 52 ft (16 m)

Reed is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[1] It is located on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad 5 miles (8 km) south-southeast of downtown San Rafael,[2] at an elevation of 52 feet (16 m).[1]

The name honors John Reed, owner of the Rancho Corte Madera del Presidio land grant on which the town is located.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Reed, 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. 689. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.