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1890 Communities Near San Rafael ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that San Rafael had a population of 3,290 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, San Rafael had a population of 58,528 people.

  • Alto [Marin County]
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    • Alto [Marin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of San Rafael
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alto had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
  • Black Point [Marin County]
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    • Black Point [Marin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of San Rafael
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Black Point had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bolinas [Marin County]
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    • Bolinas [Marin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of San Rafael
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bolinas had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolinas<4>
  • Corte Madera [Marin County]
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    • Corte Madera [Marin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of San Rafael
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,833 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Corte Madera had railroad service and no post office
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  • Fairfax [Marin County]
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    • Fairfax [Marin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of San Rafael
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,561 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairfax had railroad service and no post office
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<4>
  • Green Brae [Marin County]
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    • Green Brae [Marin County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of San Rafael
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Green Brae had railroad service and no post office
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green Brae<4>
  • Hilarita [Marin County]
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    • Hilarita [Marin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of San Rafael
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hilarita had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilarita have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ignacio [Marin County]
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    • Ignacio [Marin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of San Rafael
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ignacio had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ignacio have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Larkspur [Marin County]
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      • Larkspur [Marin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of San Rafael
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,236 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Larkspur had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Larkspur<4>
    • Manzanita [Marin County]
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      • Manzanita [Marin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of San Rafael
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Manzanita had railroad service and no post office
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    • Mill Valley [Marin County]
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      • Mill Valley [Marin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of San Rafael
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,323 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mill Valley had railroad service and no post office
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    • Nicasio [Marin County]
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      • Nicasio [Marin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of San Rafael
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 96 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nicasio had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Novato [Marin County]
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      • Novato [Marin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of San Rafael
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,351 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Novato had railroad service and no post office
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    • Pinole [Contra Costa County]
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      • Pinole [Contra Costa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of San Rafael
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 340 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,207 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pinole had a post office and railroad service
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    • Ross [Marin County]
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      • Ross [Marin County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of San Rafael
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,479 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ross had a post office and no railroad service
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    • San Anselmo [Marin County]
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      • San Anselmo [Marin County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of San Rafael
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,513 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, San Anselmo had railroad service and no post office
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    • San Geronimo [Marin County]
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      • San Geronimo [Marin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of San Rafael
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, San Geronimo had railroad service and no post office
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    • San Pablo [Contra Costa County]
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      • San Pablo [Contra Costa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of San Rafael
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 367 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,779 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, San Pablo had a post office and railroad service
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    • San Quentin [Marin County]
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      • San Quentin [Marin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of San Rafael
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, San Quentin had a post office and railroad service
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    • Sausalito [Marin County]
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      • Sausalito [Marin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of San Rafael
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,334 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,094 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sausalito had a post office and railroad service
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    • Sears Point [Sonoma County]
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      • Sears Point [Sonoma County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of San Rafael
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sears Point had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sears Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sears Point
    • Sobrante [Contra Costa County]
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      • Sobrante [Contra Costa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of San Rafael
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sobrante had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sobrante have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stege [Contra Costa County]
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      • Stege [Contra Costa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of San Rafael
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stege had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stege have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stege
    • Taylorville [Marin County] - Historic
      • While Taylorville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorville
      • Taylorville [Marin County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of San Rafael
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Taylorville had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tiburon [Marin County]
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      • Tiburon [Marin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of San Rafael
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,086 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tiburon had a post office and railroad service
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    • Tocaloma [Marin County]
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      • Tocaloma [Marin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of San Rafael
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tocaloma had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tocaloma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of California

About Marin County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for San Rafael: www.cityofsanrafael.org/

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about San Rafael, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- San Rafael) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for San Rafael. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San RafaelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Rafael. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9732, Longitude: -122.5282    
<3>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.
<4>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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