Frenchtown, El Dorado County, California

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Coordinates: 38°38′29″N 120°54′41″W / 38.64139°N 120.91139°W / 38.64139; -120.91139

Frenchtown
Unincorporated community
Frenchtown is located in California
Frenchtown
Frenchtown
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°38′29″N 120°54′41″W / 38.64139°N 120.91139°W / 38.64139; -120.91139
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation [1] 1,165 ft (355 m)

Frenchtown (formerly, French Creek) is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It is located on French Creek 2 miles (3.2 km) south-southeast of Shingle Springs,[2] at an elevation of 1165 feet (355 m).[1]

The place was originally a mining camp set up by French Canadian and French miners.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frenchtown, El Dorado County, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 488-489. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.