Ross, California

town in California

Ross is a small incorporated town in Marin County, California, United States, just north of San Francisco. It is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west-southwest of San Rafael. The population was 2,415 at the 2010 census. The town is bordered by Kentfield and Greenbrae to the east, Larkspur to the south and San Anselmo to the north.

Post Office on Ross Common

Ross is named in honor of James Ross, who bought Rancho Punta de Quentin in 1859.[1]


  1. Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of California. North American Book Dist LLC. Page 394. ISBN 9780403093182

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