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Larkspur is a city in Marin County, California, United States. Larkspur is located 3mi south of San Rafael, at an elevation of 43ft. As of the 2010 Census, the city's population was 11,926. Larkspur is located north of San Francisco near Mount Tamalpais. Larkspur's Police Department is shared with that of the neighboring Corte Madera and town of San Anselmo as the Central Marin Police Authority. Intersecting Larkspur's downtown is Madrone Canyon, a residential area amidst a redwood grove.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.24sqmi. 3.03sqmi of it is land and 0.22sqmi of it (6.66%) is water.HistoryCharles W. Wright laid out the town in 1887. The first post office opened in 1891. Larkspur incorporated in 1908. 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. The restored Art Deco Lark Theater is part of this downtown district.
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