Marin County is located in California. The county seat is San Rafael, and the county sits to the north of San Francisco on the northern shore of the San Francisco Bay. Other towns within the county include San Anselmo, Fairfax and Corte Madera.
Famous landmarks and buildings within the county include George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, San Quentin State Prison and the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects San Francisco to the county. Major parks and natural sites within the county include the Muir Woods National Monument redwood forest, the Marin Headlands, Mount Tamalpais, the Point Reyes National Seashore and Stinson Beach.
The county's history goes back to California's statehood, as it is one of the original 27 counties in the state.