Meeks Bay, California
|County||El Dorado County|
|Elevation||6,240 ft (1,902 m)|
Meeks Bay (Washo: maʔyála ) (formerly, Meigs Bay, Micks Bay, and Murphys) is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. It lies on Lake Tahoe at the mouth of Meeks Creek, at an elevation of 6240 feet (1902 m). The place is named for John Meeks, who owned the land. The Meeks brothers baled 25 tons of wild hay in the meadows at the mouth of Meeks Creek in 1862.
A post office operated at Meeks Bay from 1929 to 1972.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Meeks Bay, California
- "The Washo Project Online Dictionary". Retrieved 2012-05-27.
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 522. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
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