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Placerville
El Dorado County, California

ZipCodes
95667




Page Contents for Placerville, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Placerville is approximately 10,184 2005, 10389 2010.
The approximate number of families is 3,565 1990, 4129 2010.
The amount of land area in Placerville is 14.043 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Placerville is 5.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.003 sq kilometers.
The distance from Placerville to Washington DC is 2483 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 40 miles. (as the crow flies)
Placerville is positioned 38.73 degrees north of the equator and 120.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Placerville elevation is 1,866 feet above sea level.
Placerville median income is $ 36,454 2000.
The Placerville median home price is $ 156,500 2000.

Location

in central California about half way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, about 47 miles east of Sacramento on Hwy 50. Other nearby communities include Diamond Springs, Shingle Springs, Georgetown, Cameron Park, Pollock Pines, Plymouth, El Dorado Hills and Foresthill.
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History & History Related Items

Placerville began as a "gold" town. One of its first known names was Dry Diggin's because the gravel had to be carried to water to pan for gold. Later it was known as Hangtown. Because of the wildness, there were many hangings in town. Though a few mines are still functioning, the area is now known for its agriculture, recreation and lumbering rather than for its gold.

Placerville California has had several name changes. It started as "Blood and Guts" in the mid 1800's. Settling families mostly the women complained of its' un-christian sounding name and it was changed to "Hangtown". Appropriately named as public hangings were regularly done there. It remained as such for several years until its current name. If you are traveling in the area, you can still see the old Hangman's platform that was used for public hangings.

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

1848


Attractions

Hangtowns Gold Bug Park and Mine
2635 Goldbug Lane
Placerville CA 95667
A 61.5 acre park

El Dorado County Historical Museum
104 Placerville Drive next to the Fairgrounds
Placerville, CA 95667
The museum is just north of Highway 50 The museum has many and diverse displays. Among them are exhibits on the Gold Rush, local Native American baskets, life styles, wagons, and artifacts from the mining, agricultural, and lumbering industries

El Dorado County Fair
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Placerville City Government

City of Placerville
3101 Center Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: 530-621-2489

Placerville Chamber

El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
542 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: 530 621-5885
FAX: 530 642-1624

Placerville Organizations

El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
542 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: 530 621-5885
FAX: 530 642-1624

Placerville Libraries

El Dorado County Library Placerville
345 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: 530-621-5540

Placerville Schools

El Dorado County Office of Education
6767 Green Valley Road
Placerville, California
Phone: 530-622-7130


El Dorado High School in Placerville Cougars


El Dorado Union High School District
4675 Missouri Flat Road
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: 530-622-5081


Placerville Union School District
1032 Thompson Way
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: 530-622-7216


Consumnes River College-El Dorado Center Placerville

Miscellany

The population of Placerville was:
1990 - 8,355
2000 - 9,610
2005 - 10,184

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