EL DORADO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

1970 Listings

Page: 1 of 4 Section: 1-5 of 20 Place Names: | 18-Ea |
Page: 2 of 4 Section: 6-10 of 20 Place Names: | Ea-La |
Page: 3 of 4 Section: 11-15 of 20 Place Names: | La-Ro |
Page: 4 of 4 Section: 16-20 of 20 Place Names: | Ro-Zu |
Population: 156,299     2000 census
Area: 1,095,350 Acres
County Seat:* Coloma* 1850-1857 Placerville 1857 - present
Date: February 18, 1850 Original county

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
141 Hangman's Tree 1849
142 Site of Studebaker's Shop 1850
143 Marshall Monument 1848
319 Marshall's Blacksmith Shop 1873
456 Shingle Springs September 26, 1849
475 Old Dry Diggins - Old Hangtown - Placerville 1848
484 Georgetown August 7, 1849
486 El Dorado (originally Mud Springs) 1849
487 Diamond Springs  
521 Greenwood 1849
530 Gold Discovery Site January 24, 1848
551 Site of California's First Grange Hall November 23 1889
569 Mormon Island
Inundated by Folsom Lake
March, 1848
570 Negro Hill
Inundated by Folsom Lake
 
571 Salmon Falls
Inundated by Folsom Lake
 
572 Condemned Bar
Inundated by Folsom Lake
 
699 Mormon Tavern - Overland Pony Express Route in California 1849
700 El Dorado - Nevada House (Mud Springs) - Overland Pony Express Route in California April 13, 1860
701 Placerville - Overland Pony Express Route in California April 4, 1860
703 Pleasant Grove House - Overland Pony Express Route in California July 1, 1860
704 Sportsman's Hall - Overland Pony Express Route in California April 4, 1860
705 Moore's (Riverton) - Overland Pony Express Route in California 1860
706 Webster (Sugar Loaf House) - Overland Pony Express Route in California April, 1860
707 Strawberry Valley House - Overland Pony Express Route in California April 4, 1860
708 Yanks Station - Overland Pony Express Route in California April 28, 1860
728 Friday's Station - Overland Pony Express Route in California 1858
747 Coloma Road - Rescue  
748 Coloma Road - Coloma 1847
767 Methodist Episcopal Church 1851
815 Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony 1869

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
20,057 20,562 10,309 10,647

 

Territorial History

1850 One of the 27 original counties
  Territory from Placer to El Dorado (1853)
Territory from El Dorado to Alpine (1864)
Territory from El Dorado to Amador (1863)
Territory from El Dorado to Amador (1855)
Territory from El Dorado to Amador (1857)
Territory from El Dorado to Placer (1913)

 

*El Dorado County was originally to be named Benecia County.
* El Dorado County was first proposed to be named Coloma County
*Coloma originally spelled Colloma
El Dorado, Spanish for "the gilded one". When gold was discovered by James W. Marshall at Coloma in January 1848 the area where gold was discovered, was called "El Dorado." From this the county received its name. 

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