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—  Unincorporated community  —
Bivalve is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°05′33″N 122°49′38″W / 38.0925°N 122.82722°W / 38.0925; -122.82722Coordinates: 38°05′33″N 122°49′38″W / 38.0925°N 122.82722°W / 38.0925; -122.82722
Country United States
State California
County Marin County
Elevation [1] 43 ft (13 m)

Bivalve is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[1] It is located on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Point Reyes Station,[2] at an elevation of 43 feet (13 m).[1]

Bivalve was founded by the Pacific Oyster Company that established 450 acres (180 ha) of oyster beds at the place in 1907, whence the name.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Bivalve, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 603. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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