El Dorado County California
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  El Dorado County, California
 El Dorado County is rich in history. Many of us can link some how to this county. Many flocked to it's rolling hills and rivers to 'strike it rich' in 1849 after James W. Marshall discovered gold here January 24th, 1848. The county seat is Placerville, also known as "Hangtown". Numerous hangings occurred in Placerville during the mining days, thus earning its name. Some its notable residents over time have included Levi Strauss, John Studebaker, Thomas Kinkade, and Mark Hopkins Jr.

 Auburn Miners
Placerville Main Street, circa 1850's


Cameron Park - Camino - Coloma - Cool - Diamond Springs - El Dorado - El Dorado Hills - Fairplay
Garden Valley - Georgetown - Grizzly Flats - Kyburz - Pollock Pines - Rescue - Shingle Springs
(Not a complete list)

County Seat: Placerville

Year Organized: 1850
Square Miles: 1,786


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Oct 2016: WWI Honor List



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