Historic Sites and Points of Interest in 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

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 EstateHighway 89Tallac Historical SiteNational1987000496Highway 089Baldwin Estate
Bayley HotelHighway 49 North of Pilot HillPilot Hill1863National1978000660Highway 049Bayley Hotel
Civil War Armory6261 Main StreetGeorgetown1862POIMain 6261Civil War Armory
ColomaHighway 49Coloma1848National1966000207Highway 049Coloma
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 State Recreation AreaCalifornia572Green ValleyCondemned Bar
Confidence Hall487 Main StreetPlacerville1860National1982002174Main 0487 Confidence Hall
Diamond Springs501 Pleasant Valley RoadDiamond Springs1848California487Highway 049Diamond Springs
Eddy Tree Breeding Station2480 and 2500 Carson RoadPlacervilleNational1987000485Carson 2480Eddy Tree Breeding Station
El Dorado6191 Pleasant Valley RoadEl DoradoCalifornia486Pleasant Valley 6191El Dorado
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 SiteHighway 49 (PM 31.3)Pilot Hill1889California551Highway 049 31.30Grange Hall Site
GreenwoodHighway 193 and Greenwood RoadGreenwood1849California521Highway 193 GreenwoodGreenwood
Hangman's Tree305 Main StreetPlacerville1849California141Main 0305 Hangman's Tree
Heller EstateHighway 89Tallac Historical SiteNational1987000497Highway 089Heller Estate
IOOF Hall (Diamond Springs)3737 Odd Fellows RoadDiamond SpringsPOIOdd Fellows 3737IOOF Hall (Diamond Springs)
IOOF Hall (Georgetown)6249 Main StreetGeorgetown1859POIMain 6249IOOF Hall (Georgetown)
John Pearson Soda Works594 Main StreetPlacerville1859National1985003326Main 0594John Pearson Soda Works
Lombardo Ranch (Boeger Winery)1709 Carson RoadPlacervilleNational1977000292Carson 1709 Lombardo Ranch (Boeger Winery)
Marshall AnniversaryBack StreetMarshall Gold Discovery SHP1810POIBackMarshall Anniversary
Marshall Blacksmith ShopHighway 193 Between Bayne Road and Kelsey RoadKelsey1872California319Highway 193Marshall 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 IslandFolsom Point Picnic Area off Green Valley RoadFolsom Lake State Recreation AreaCalifornia569Green ValleyMormon Island
Mormon Island Relocation CemeteryShadowfax LaneFolsom Lake State Recreation AreaPOIShadowfaxMormon 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 State Recreation AreaCalifornia570Green ValleyNegro Hill
PlacervilleBedford and MainPlacerville1848California475Bedford MainPlacerville
Pony Express: Friday's StationHighway 50 at Harrah'sStatelineCalifornia728Highway 50Pony 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 RoadRescue1860California703Green ValleyPony Express: Pleasant Grove House
Pony Express: RivertonHighway 50 at Ice House RoadRiverton1860California705Highway 050 39.7Pony 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 HouseHighway 50 (PM 57.8)Strawberry1860California707Highway 050 57.8Pony Express: Strawberry Valley House
Pony Express: Sugar Loaf HouseHighway 50 (PM 48.0)Kyburz1860California706Highway 050 48.0Pony Express: Sugar Loaf House
Pony Express: Yank's StationHighway 50 and Apache AvenueMeyers1860California708Highway 050 ApachePony Express: Yank's Station
Pope EstateHighway 89Tallac Historical SiteNational1987000495Highway 089Pope Estate
Salmon FallsGreen Valley Road at Shadowfax LaneFolsom Lake State Recreation AreaCalifornia571Green 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
Studebaker's Shop Site543 Main StreetPlacerville1850California142Main 0543 Studebaker's Shop Site
Sugar Pine Point State ParkHighway 89Sugar Pine PointNational1973000401Highway 089Sugar Pine Point State Park
Sutter Mill ReplicaHighway 49 Near Mt. Murphy RoadMarshall Gold Discovery SHP1848POIHighway 049Sutter Mill Replica
Tahoe MeadowsHighway 50 Between Ski Run Boulevard and Park AvenueSouth Lake Tahoe1925National1990000555Highway 050Tahoe Meadows
Vikingsholm10001 Emerald Bay RoadTallac Historical SiteNational1996001078Highway 089Vikingsholm
Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony889 Cold Springs RoadGold Hill1869California815Cold Springs 0889 Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony
Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony941 Cold Springs RoadGold Hill1869National2009000397Cold Springs 08941Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony
Wells Fargo Bank and Stage Stop6265 Main StreetGeorgetown1852POIMain 6265Wells Fargo Bank and Stage Stop
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