Placerville

Placerville (HM883)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 43.783', W 120° 47.945'

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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.
Details
HM NumberHM883
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Marker Number475
Placed ByThe California Centennials Commission and the James W. Marshall Chapter No.49, E. Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 12:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 691314 N 4289083
Decimal Degrees38.72971667, -120.79908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 43.783', W 120° 47.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 43' 46.98" N, 120° 47' 56.70" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 Main St, Placerville CA 95667, US
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