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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.