Larkspur is a city in Marin County, California, United States. Take a look below for 10 interesting and obscure facts about Larkspur, California, United States.
1. Larkspur is located 3 miles (4.8 km) south of San Rafael, at an elevation of 43 feet (13 m).
2. As of the 2020 Census, the city’s population was 13,064. Larkspur’s Police Department is shared with that of the neighboring Corte Madera and town of San Anselmo as the Central Marin Police Authority.
3. Intersecting Larkspur’s downtown is Madrone Canyon, a residential area amidst a redwood grove.
4. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.24 sq mi (8.4 km2), of which 3.03 sq mi (7.8 km2) is land and 0.22 sq mi (0.6 km2) (6.66%) is water.
5. Charles W. Wright laid out the town in 1887. The first post office opened in 1891.
6. Larkspur incorporated in 1908.
7. Larkspur’s Downtown Historic District, known also as Old Downtown Larkspur, is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
8. The restored Art Deco Lark Theater is part of this downtown district.
9. Murray Park is an unincorporated community in Larkspur. Escalle is named after a 19th century French immigrant.
10. Scenes in the 1949 film noir Impact featured several areas around Larkspur, including the home and gas station of the Probert family, in the location now occupied by Perry’s Larkspur restaurant.