Marysville, a city and the capital of Yuba co., California, situated at the junction of the Feather and Yuba rivers, on the Oregon division of the Central Pacific railroad at the intersection of the California Northern line, 50 m. N. of Sacramento, and 110 m. N. N. E. of San Francisco; pop. in 1870, 4,738, of whom 1,417 were Chinese. It stands on a level plain. The streets are broad and regular, and the houses are generally built of brick. The Central Pacific railroad crosses the Yuba on a fine bridge. The Feather river is navigable at all seasons to this point by steamers of light draught. The city is the centre of a large trade with the mining districts of the Sierra Nevada. There are several flouring mills, breweries, carriage factories, a foundery and machine shop, a woollen factory, etc, a savings bank, and three private banks. The public schools are graded, including a high school department, and have an average attendance of about 500 pupils. There are eight or ten private schools and academies, with an average attendance of about 250. The city has a newspaper, issuing daily and weekly editions, and eight churches.

It was laid out in 1849, and incorporated in 1851.