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Yuba County, California


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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Marysville is approximately 12,324 (1990), 12072 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,083 (1990), 4668 (2010).
The amount of land area in Marysville is 9.084 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Marysville is 3.408 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.317 sq kilometers.
The distance from Marysville to Washington DC is 2528 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 44 miles. (as the crow flies)
Marysville is positioned 39.15 degrees north of the equator and 121.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Marysville elevation is 63 feet above sea level.
Marysville average annual rainfall is 22.33 inches per year
Marysville average temperature is 62.1 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 45.4 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 60.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 64.1 degrees F.


41 miles north of Sacramento, at the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers in the general Yuba City area. It is about 145 miles to South Lake Tahoe and 430 miles to Los Angeles.
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moderate with no real extremes during the year. Temperatures rarely go below freezing or over 100 degrees.
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History & History Related Items

Charles Covillaud purchased land in the area in 1848. Three other men later sold their interest to Covillaud. Three new owners bought most of the land and the four men later worked with others to form the town. Marysville was named for the new wife of Charles Covillaud, Mary Murphy. Mary was one of the few survivors of the Donner Party. Marysville was incorporated in 1851.

Ellis Lake was named for W.T. Ellis, an early merchant in town around 1900. He was the person who helped to obtain financing for the expansion of the lake.

Other nicknames for Marysville has historical significance. Once called the Cannibal City because it was named for Mary Murphy Covillaud, a survivor of the Donner Party.
Another name used was California’s oldest little city. Out of the seven original incorporated cities in the state in 1850, Marysville is the smallest by far. It has only about 12,000 people and is completely surrounded by levees to protect it from flooding. It is not likely to get any bigger anytime soon. Marysville was also known as the Third City. The Chinese began to refer to the community as such because it was the third city they came to after San Francisco and Sacramento during the Gold rush.

Here is a history page for Marysville.
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The founding of Marysville


The incorporation of Marysville



Ellis Lake - recreational activities available are: jogging/exercise course, picnic area, boat-launching dock, play areas, baseball fields, swimming lagoon, motorized bike trails and a concert bowl with grass seating.

Mary Aaron Museum
704 D St. - documents and mining equipment is displayed in a restored 1854 home. Call for details: (916) 743-1004

Information about Yuba City, Marysville, Live Oak and the area.

Along with Yuba City, across the Feather River, Marysville is known as the "Prune Capital of the World"

Other places of interest in the area.
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Marysville City Government

City of Marysville
526 C Street, P.O. Box 150
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: (530) 741-6633
Fax: (530) 741-7160


Marysville is the county seat of Yuba County.

Marysville Chamber

Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce
429 10th Street
Marysville, Ca 95901
Phone: 530-743-6501
Fax: 530-741-8645

Marysville Organizations

Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce
429 10th Street
Marysville, Ca 95901
Phone: 530-743-6501
Fax: 530-741-8645

Marysville Libraries

Yuba County Library
303 2nd St
Marysville, CA 95901-6011
Phone: 530-741-6241

Marysville Schools

Marysville Joint unified School District
1919 B St.
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: 530-741-6019

Yuba Superintendent Of Schools
938 14th St
Marysville, CA 95901-4149
Phone: 530-741-6231


Yuba Community College District
2088 N. Beale Rd.
Marysville, Ca 95901
Phone: 530-741-6700 Marysville


The population of Marysville was:
1990 - 12,324
2000 - 12,268

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