San Anselmo, California is located in Marin County, roughly 20 miles north of San Francisco. Major roadways nearby include U.S. Route 101 and Interstate 580. The communities surrounding the area are Fairfax, San Rafael, Terra Linda and Ross.
San Anselmo was a sleepy pastoral region until the latter half of the 19th century. The establishment of railroads would prompt the building of a small commerce center on the banks of San Anselmo Creek. Specifically, in 1874, the North Pacific Coast Railroad connected San Anselmo to neighboring San Rafael. In the following year, another line was built through San Anselmo from Sausalito to Tomales.
Charming San Anselmo would see little in the way of change over the next 100 years. The community did incorporate in 1907, but didn't become officially established as a town until 1974. The population grew somewhat in the middle of the 20th century after the 1937 opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. While San Anselmo has adapted quietly over the years through an expanded infrastructure, beautification of Downtown and further development of parks and public places, the atmosphere still retains its close-knit, old-fashioned character.
Places to visit in San Anselmo include the San Anselmo Historical Museum, San Anselmo Carnegie Library and San Anselmo Memorial Park. The historical museum features documents, photographs, videos and oral histories, plus a children's center offering coloring activities and supplies. The Carnegie library dates back to 1914, when the local Women's Improvement Club was awarded a Carnegie grant for $10,000. The library is built in the Mission/Spanish Colonial Revival style.
Memorial Park is a busy spot in the summer months and on the weekends. Baseball fields, batting cages, tennis and basketball courts help keep kids and their parents busy and active.
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