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Placerville, South Lake Tahoe.

09 - El Dorado County

El Dorado County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood.

Parts of the county's territory were given to Amador County in 1854 and to Alpine County in 1864. Prior to statehood, it had been referred to as Coloma County.

The county seat of El Dorado County is Placerville.

El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce:
Stretching from the foothills above the Sacramento Valley through rugged mountains to Lake Tahoe, the 'Golden County' of California has a terrain as diverse as its population

El Dorado County Visitors Authority:
El Dorado County is where gold was first discovered in California. Today, the gold is still being found but it’s in the form of family weekends, couple retreats and the making of family traditions.

Around El Dorado County


Placerville is a charming California gold rush town named after the placer gold deposits found in its river beds and hills in the late 1840s.

The City of Placerville is centrally located between Sacramento, the State capitol, and South Lake Tahoe.

Placerville Downtown Association:
Placerville has a number of antique stores, art galleries and a good selection of unique, independent restaurants up and down Main street.

South Lake Tahoe

Located on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe is the most populous city in California's El Dorado County.

The city incorporated in 1965 by combining the previously unincorporated communities of Al Tahoe, Bijou, Bijou Park, Stateline, Tahoe Valley, and Tallac Village.

City of South Lake Tahoe.

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