Originally Known as "Hangtown"
— Incorporated May 13, 1854 —Established on banks of "Hangtown" Creek as rich mining camp in spring of 1848. Millions in gold were taken from its ravines and hills. Supply center for surrounding mining camps and transportation terminus for famous Comstock Lode. John M. Studebaker, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford, Phillip Armour, and Edwin Markham were among well-known men who contributed to Placerville's early history. Also, "Snowshoe" John A. Thompson who carried from 60 to 80 pounds of mail on skies from Placerville over the Sierra to Carson Valley during winter months.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||The California Centennials Commission and the James W. Marshall Chapter No.49, E. Clampus Vitus|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 12:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 691314 N 4289083|
|Decimal Degrees||38.72971667, -120.79908333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 43.783', W 120° 47.945'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 43' 46.98" N, 120° 47' 56.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||530, 916|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 501 Main St, Placerville CA 95667, US|
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