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Marin County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in Marin

Marin County Historical Markers

Marin County Churches
Mission San Rafael Arcangel

Mission San Rafael Arcángel

The San Rafael Arcángel Mission, 20th in the chain of the 21 California missions, was establis... [click for more]

Marin County Schools
St. Vincent’s School For Boys
In 1853, Timothy Murphy, Irish-born pioneer of Marin County, gave 317 acres of land to Archbishop Alemany for educational purposes. Here the Sisters o... [click for more]

Marin County Historic Homes & Houses
Home Of Lord Charles Snowden Fairfax
The home of 'Lord' Charles Snowden Fairfax, pioneer and political leader of the 1850s, who served California as an Assemblyman (1853), Speaker of Asse... [click for more]

Oldest House North of San Francisco Bay
This house was built in 1776 by the father of Camillo Ynitia or Unitia, the last chief of the Olompali Indians. The Indians were taught to make adobe ... [click for more]

Marin County - General Interest
Angel Island
In 1775, the packet San Carlos, first known Spanish ship to enter San Francisco Bay, anchored in this cove. While here, the commander, Lieut. Juan Man... [click for more]

China Camp
One of the earliest, largest, and most productive Chinese fishing villages in California, China Camp was in operation by 1870. The Chinese immigrants ... [click for more]

First Sawmill in Marin County
This mill was erected by John Reed about 1833-34 on Rancho Corte Madera del Presidio- 'the wood cutting place for the Presidio'-present-day Mill Valle... [click for more]

Golden Gate Bridge
Construction of the bridge started in 1933. Engineer Joseph Strauss and architect Irving Morrow created an extraordinarily beautiful bridge in an extr... [click for more]

Green Brae Brick Kiln
This brick kiln on the San Quentin Peninsula is the only surviving structure of the Remillard Brick Company, once the largest brick manufacturer on th... [click for more]

Lime Kilns
Tradition is that the lime kilns were built by Russian stonemasons and worked by Indians during the Russian occupation of Sonoma County, which began i... [click for more]

Marin County Civic Center
The Civic Center Complex was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959) near the end of his long career. The administration Building was completed in ... [click for more]

Outdoor Art Club
The Outdoor Art Club was designed in 1904 by Bernard Maybeck, internationally known American architect. Particularly notable for its unusual roof trus... [click for more]

Pioneer Paper Mill
The first paper mill on the Pacific Coast was built here in November 1856 by Samuel Penfield Taylor. Using water power and later steam, it was replace... [click for more]

Site Of The Lighter Wharf At Bolinas
This wharf was built in the early 1850s to load lumber on lighters to be floated out to the deeper water near the channel, where it was transferred to... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009