Reed, California

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Unincorporated community
Reed is located in California
Reed is located in the US
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]


  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.