Historic Sites and Points of Interest in El Dorado County

California Historical Landmark #486: El Dorado 17 October 2022

The Pony Express National Historic Trail runs from St. Joseph in Missouri
to Sacramento in California.

Lincoln Highway ran from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park
in San Francisco.

The (Kit) Carson Trail ran from Humboldt Sink in Nevada to Placerville
in California.

Sections of all three run through El Dorado County.


Pony Express Route Pony Express Rider at Yank's Station in Meyers
14 July 2008

Mt. Murphy Bridge and Sutter Mill Replica Mt. Murphy Road Bridge and Sutter Mill Replica
13 December 2013

Timber Truck at Ice House Road Rest Area on US-50 Before & After
Ice House Road Rest Area on US-50
18 October 2022

James W. Marshall discovered gold in Coloma on January 19, 1848, and the population of California and what would become El Dorado County, exploded with miners hoping to strike it rich.

El Dorado, Spanish for "Golden One", was one of the original 27 Counties of the State of California, formed by an Act on February 18, 1850. Coloma was the first County seat of El Dorado County, but when the gold began to become scarce the County seat was moved to Placerville in 1857.

Source: County of El Dorado website

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
American Hotel6600 Orleans StreetGeorgetown1899POIOrleans 6600American Hotel
Baldwin EstateCA-89Tallac Historical SiteNational198700049689Baldwin Estate
Bayley HotelHighway 49 North of Pilot HillPilot Hill1863National1978000660Highway 049Bayley Hotel
Bee-Bennett House643 Bee StreetPlacervillePOIBeeBee-Bennett House
Branch Saloon327 Main StreetPlacervillePOIMain 0327Branch Saloon
Carson Trail Marker 55Mormon Emigrant TrailRuralPOIMormon EmigrantCarson Trail Marker 55
Carson Trail Marker 56Mormon Emigrant TrailRuralPOIMormon EmigrantCarson Trail Marker 56
Carson Trail Marker 57Mormon Emigrant TrailRuralPOIMormon EmigrantCarson Trail Marker 57
Carson Trail Marker 58Mormon Emigrant TrailRuralPOIMormon EmigrantCarson Trail Marker 58
Carson Trail Marker 59Mormon Emigrant TrailRuralPOIMormon EmigrantCarson Trail Marker 59
Carson Trail Marker 60US-50RuralPOI50Carson Trail Marker 60
Carson Trail Marker 61Park Creek RoadRuralPOIPark CreekCarson Trail Marker 61
Carson Trail Marker 62Starkes Grade RoadSly ParkPOIStarkes GradeCarson Trail Marker 62
Carson Trail Marker 63Pleasant Valley RoadPleasant ValleyPOIPleasant ValleyCarson Trail Marker 63
Carson Trail Marker 64Pleasant Valley RoadPleasant ValleyPOIPleasant ValleyCarson Trail Marker 64
Carson Trail Marker 65Pleasant Valley RoadPleasant ValleyPOIPleasant ValleyCarson Trail Marker 65
Carson Trail Marker 66Holm RoadPleasant ValleyPOIHolmCarson Trail Marker 66
Carson Trail Marker 67Cedar Ravine RoadTiger LilyPOICedar Ravine RoadCarson Trail Marker 67
Carson Trail Marker 68Coon Hollow RoadPlacervillePOICoon HollowCarson Trail Marker 68
Carson Trail Marker 69Benham StreetPlacervillePOIBenhamCarson Trail Marker 69
Cemetery of Lost Souls104 Placerville DrivePlacervillePOIPlacerville 0104Cemetery of Lost Souls
Civil War Armory6261 Main StreetGeorgetown1862POIMain 6261Civil War Armory
Coloma Road-ColomaGold Discovery Loop TrailColoma1848California748Gold DiscoveryColoma Road-Coloma
Coloma Road-Rescue4222 Green Valley RoadRescue1848California747Green Valley 4222 Coloma Road-Rescue
Combellack-Blair House3059 Cedar RavinePlacerville1895National1985000259Cedar Ravine 3059 Combellack-Blair House
Condemned BarGreen Valley Road at Shadowfax LaneFolsom Lake SRACalifornia572Green ValleyCondemned Bar
Confidence Hall487 Main StreetPlacerville1860National1982002174Main 0487 Confidence Hall
Davis and Roy News Depot435 Main StreetPlacervillePOIMain 0435Davis and Roy News Depot
Diamond Springs501 Pleasant Valley RoadDiamond Springs1848California487Highway 049Diamond Springs
Douglass-Hines Building Bricks403 Main StreetPlacervillePOIMain 0403Douglass-Hines Building Bricks
Eddy Tree Breeding Station2480 and 2500 Carson RoadPlacervilleNational1987000485Carson 2480Eddy Tree Breeding Station
El Dorado6191 Pleasant Valley RoadEl DoradoCalifornia486Pleasant Valley 6191El Dorado
Emigrant Jane489 Main StreetPlacervillePOIMain 0489Emigrant Jane
Emmanuel ChurchChurch StreetColoma1855POIChurchEmmanuel Church
Episcopal Church of Our Saviour2979 Coloma StreetPlacerville1865National1977000291Coloma 2979 Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
Fountain-Tallman Soda Works524 Main StreetPlacerville1853National1984000770Main 0524Fountain-Tallman Soda Works
Georgetown6281 Main StreetGeorgetown1849California484Main 6281Georgetown
Georgetown Firehouse6281 Main StreetGeorgetown1854POIMain 6281Georgetown Firehouse
Georgetown Hotel6260 Main StreetGeorgetown1856POIMain 6260Georgetown Hotel
Georgetown Methodist Church2853 Church StreetGeorgetownPOIChurch 2853Georgetown Methodist Church
Georgetown Pride of the Sierra304 Main StreetGeorgetown1849POIMain 0304Georgetown Pride of the Sierra
Georgetown Volunteer Firemen6281 Main StreetGeorgetown1854POIMain 6281Georgetown Volunteer Firemen
Gold Bug Mine2635 Gold Bug LanePlacerville1860National1985003522Gold BugGold Bug Mine
Gold Discovery SiteGold Discovery Loop TrailMarshall Gold Discovery SHP1848California530Gold DiscoveryGold Discovery Site
Grange Hall SiteCA-49Pilot Hill1889California55149Grange Hall Site
Hangman's Tree305 Main StreetPlacerville1849California141Main 0305 Hangman's Tree
Heller EstateCA-89Tallac Historical SiteNational198700049789Heller Estate
IOOF Hall (Diamond Springs)3737 Odd Fellows RoadDiamond SpringsPOIOdd Fellows 3737IOOF Hall (Diamond Springs)
IOOF Hall (Georgetown)6249 Main StreetGeorgetown1859POIMain 6249IOOF Hall (Georgetown)
IOOF Hall (Placerville)467 Main StreetPlacervillePOIMain 0467IOOF Hall (Placerville)
John Pearson Soda Works594 Main StreetPlacerville1859National1985003326Main 0594John Pearson Soda Works
Johnson Cutoff Marker 09Golden Bear TrailSouth Lake TahoePOIPioneerJohnson Cutoff Marker 09
Johnson Cutoff Marker 10South Upper Truckee RoadRuralPOIUpper Truckee SouthJohnson Cutoff Marker 10
Johnson Cutoff Marker 11Lincoln HighwayRuralPOILincolnJohnson Cutoff Marker 11
Johnson Cutoff Marker 12US-50RuralPOI50Johnson Cutoff Marker 12
Johnson Cutoff Marker 13Strawberry RoadRuralPOIStrawbarryJohnson Cutoff Marker 13
Johnson Cutoff Marker 14Wrights Lake RoadRuralPOIWrights LakeJohnson Cutoff Marker 14
Johnson Cutoff Marker 15Wrights Lake RoadRuralPOIWrights LakeJohnson Cutoff Marker 15
Johnson Cutoff Marker 16FS Road 11N34RuralPOI11N34Johnson Cutoff Marker 16
Johnson Cutoff Marker 17FS Road 11N99RuralPOI11N99Johnson Cutoff Marker 17
Johnson Cutoff Marker 18Peavine Ridge RoadRuralPOIPeavine RidgeJohnson Cutoff Marker 18
Johnson Cutoff Marker 19Peavine Ridge RoadRuralPOIPeavine RidgeJohnson Cutoff Marker 19
Johnson Cutoff Marker 20Peavine Ridge RoadRuralPOIPeavine RidgeJohnson Cutoff Marker 20
Johnson Cutoff Marker 21OHV RoadRuralPOIOHVJohnson Cutoff Marker 21
Johnson Cutoff Marker 22OHV RoadRuralPOIOHVJohnson Cutoff Marker 22
Johnson Cutoff Marker 23Dubasary LaneEl Dorado National ForestPOIDubasaryJohnson Cutoff Marker 23
Johnson Cutoff Marker 24Old Carson RoadPollock PinesPOIOld CarsonJohnson Cutoff Marker 24
Johnson Cutoff Marker 25Park Creek RoadRuralPOIPark CreekJohnson Cutoff Marker 25
Johnson Cutoff Marker 266462 Pony Express TrailPollock Pines1850POIPony Express 6462Johnson Cutoff Marker 26
Johnson Cutoff Marker 275620 Pony Express TrailPollock Pines1863POIPony Express 5620Johnson Cutoff Marker 27
Johnson Cutoff Marker 28North Canyon RoadRuralPOINorth CanyonJohnson Cutoff Marker 28
Johnson Cutoff Marker 29Boeger LanePlacervillePOIBoegerJohnson Cutoff Marker 29
Johnson Cutoff Marker 30Benham StreetPlacervillePOIBenhamJohnson Cutoff Marker 30
Lombardo Ranch (Boeger Winery)1709 Carson RoadPlacervilleNational1977000292Carson 1709 Lombardo Ranch (Boeger Winery)
Lower Fairchild Building429 Main StreetPlacervillePOIMain 0429Lower Fairchild Building
Luther Pass Trail Marker 2CA-89RuralPOI89Luther Pass Trail Marker 2
Luther Pass Trail Marker 3CA-89RuralPOI89Luther Pass Trail Marker 3
Luther Pass Trail Marker 4South Upper Truckee RoadRuralPOIUpper Truckee SouthLuther Pass Trail Marker 4
Luther Pass Trail Marker 5South Upper Truckee RoadRuralPOIUpper Truckee SouthLuther Pass Trail Marker 5
Marshall AnniversaryBack StreetMarshall Gold Discovery SHP1810POIBackMarshall Anniversary
Marshall Blacksmith ShopCA-193Kelsey1872California319193Marshall Blacksmith Shop
Marshall CabinMarshall Park WayMarshall Gold Discovery SHP1856POIMarshall Park WayMarshall Cabin
Marshall MonumentBack StreetMarshall Gold Discovery SHP1848California143BackMarshall Monument
Methodist Episcopal Church1031 Thompson WayPlacerville1851California767Thompson 1031 Methodist Episcopal Church
Miners Club6285 Main StreetGeorgetown1862POIMain 6285Miners Club
Mormon IslandGreen Valley Road at Shadowfax LaneFolsom Lake SRACalifornia569Green ValleyMormon Island
Mormon Island Relocation CemeteryShadowfax LaneFolsom LakePOIShadowfaxMormon Island Relocation Cemetery
Mountain Quarries Railroad BridgeCalcutta Falls Trail off Route 49AuburnCalifornia1051Calcutta Falls TrailMountain Quarries Railroad Bridge
Mt. Murphy Road BridgeMt. Murphy Road BridgeMarshall Gold Discovery SHPPOIMt. MurphyMt. Murphy Road Bridge
Negro HillGreen Valley Road at Shadowfax LaneFolsom Lake SRACalifornia570Green ValleyNegro Hill
Old Veteran Jeffrey PineCA-89Tallac Historic Site1650POI89Old Veteran Jeffrey Pine
PlacervilleBedford and MainPlacerville1848California475Bedford MainPlacerville
Placerville Hardware441 Main StreetPlacervillePOIMain 0441Placerville Hardware
Pony Express: Friday's Station15 US-50Stateline (Nevada)California72850Pony Express: Friday's Station
Pony Express: Mormon TavernJaeger RoadClarksville1860California699JaegerPony Express: Mormon Tavern
Pony Express: Nevada House6170 Pleasant Valley RoadEl Dorado1860California700Pleasant Valley 6170Pony Express: Nevada House
Pony Express: PlacervilleMain and SacramentoPlacerville1860California701Main SacramentoPony Express: Placerville
Pony Express: Pleasant Grove House2500 Green Valley RoadGreen Springs Ranch1860California703Green ValleyPony Express: Pleasant Grove House
Pony Express: RivertonUS-50 at Ice House RoadRiverton1860California70550Pony Express: Riverton
Pony Express: Sportsman's Hall5622 Old Pony Express TrailPollock Pines1860California704Old Pony Express Trail 5622 Pony Express: Sportsman's Hall
Pony Express: Strawberry Valley House17525 US-50Strawberry1860California70750Pony Express: Strawberry Valley House
Pony Express: Sugar Loaf House13275 US-50Kyburz1860California70650Pony Express: Sugar Loaf House
Pony Express: Yank's Station2977 US-50Meyers1860California70850Pony Express: Yank's Station
Pope EstateCA-89Tallac Historical SiteNational198700049589Pope Estate
Randolph Jewelers369 Main StreetPlacervillePOIMain 0369Randolph Jewelers
Salmon FallsGreen Valley Road at Shadowfax LaneFolsom Lake SRACalifornia571Green ValleySalmon Falls
Shannon Knox House6330 Georgetown RoadGeorgetown1854POIGeorgetown 6330Shannon Knox House
Shingle Springs4270 Mother Lode DriveShingle Springs1849California456Mother LodeShingle Springs
Site of Echo Summit21200 Highway 50South Lake TahoeCalifornia1048Highway 050Site of Echo Summit
Snowshoe ThompsonMain and Sacramento StreetsPlacerville1856POIMainSnowshoe Thompson
St. James Catholic Church6075 Front StreetGeorgetown1923POIFront 6075St. James Catholic Church
Stone House847 Pacific StreetPlacervillePOIPacific 0847Stone House
Studebaker's Shop Site543 Main StreetPlacerville1850California142Main 0543 Studebaker's Shop Site
Sugar Pine Point State ParkCA-89Sugar Pine PointNational197300040189Sugar Pine Point State Park
Sutter Mill ReplicaCA-49Marshall Gold Discovery SHP1848POI49Sutter Mill Replica
Swift Berry1160 BroadwayPlacervillePOIBroadway 1160Swift Berry
Tahoe MeadowsUS-50South Lake Tahoe1925National199000055550Tahoe Meadows
Vikingsholm10001 Emerald Bay RoadEmerald Bay State ParkNational1996001078Highway 089Vikingsholm
Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm889 Cold Springs RoadGold Hill1869California815Cold Springs 0889 Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm
Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm941 Cold Springs RoadGold Hill1869National2009000397Cold Springs 08941Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm
Wells Fargo Bank and Stage Stop6265 Main StreetGeorgetown1852POIMain 6265Wells Fargo Bank and Stage Stop
Wonderly House585 Main StreetPlacervillePOIMain 0585Wonderly House
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