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Welcome to Black Point ...

Black Point is located in Marin County<1>.

The location of Black Point has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Black Point: Black Pt.

Black Point is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Black Point lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Black Point to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Black Point in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Black Point elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Black Point on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Black Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Black Point - they are located in British Columbia, Connecticut, Florida (2), Indiana, Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia (4), Saskatchewan and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Black Point.

Communities near Black Point ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Black Point.

  • Vallejo [Solano County]
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    • Vallejo [Solano County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Black Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121,692 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vallejo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vallejo<5>
  • Richmond [Contra Costa County]
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    • Richmond [Contra Costa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Black Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 110,567 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<5>
  • Napa [Napa County]
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    • Napa [Napa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Black Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 78,130 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napa<5>
  • Petaluma [Sonoma County]
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    • Petaluma [Sonoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Black Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 60,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petaluma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petaluma<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • San Rafael [Marin County]
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      • San Rafael [Marin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Black Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Rafael
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Rafael<5>
    • Novato [Marin County]
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      • Novato [Marin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the west of Black Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Novato
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Novato<5>
    • Rohnert Park [Sonoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rohnert Park
      • Rohnert Park [Sonoma County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Black Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,291 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rohnert Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rohnert Park<5>
    • San Pablo [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Pablo
      • San Pablo [Contra Costa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Black Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Pablo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Pablo<5>
    • Benicia [Solano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benicia
      • Benicia [Solano County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Black Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,240 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benicia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benicia<5>
    • Hercules [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hercules
      • Hercules [Contra Costa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Black Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hercules
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hercules<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Black Point. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Black Point.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Black Point. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Black Point.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Black Point. See our Newspapers Page for Black Point.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Black Point ...

Looking for more information about Black Point? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Black Point, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Black Point.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in California

About Marin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Black Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marin County: www.co.marin.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Marin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Black Point - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Black Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1102, Longitude: -122.5055       In this case, the coordinates for Black Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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