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Black Point
—  Unincorporated community  —
Black Point is located in California
Black Point
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°06′37″N 122°30′20″W / 38.11028°N 122.50556°W / 38.11028; -122.50556Coordinates: 38°06′37″N 122°30′20″W / 38.11028°N 122.50556°W / 38.11028; -122.50556
Country United States
State California
County Marin County
Elevation [1] 39 ft (12 m)

Black Point (formerly, Grandview and Grandview Terrace) is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[1] It is located on the Petaluma River 3.5 miles (5.6 km) east of downtown Novato,[2] 1 mile (1.6 km) west-northwest of Petaluma Point, at an elevation of 39 feet (12 m).[1] For census purposes, Black Point is aggregated with other nearby communities in the census-designated place Black Point-Green Point, California.

The first Black Point post office operated from 1865 to 1891.[2] The Grandview post office opened in 1905, changed its name to Black Point to 1944, and closed in 1952.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Black Point, California
  2. ^ a b c 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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