Strawberry, El Dorado County, California

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Coordinates: 38°47′49″N 120°08′43″W / 38.79694°N 120.14528°W / 38.79694; -120.14528

Strawberry
Unincorporated community
Strawberry Lodge after a winter storm, facing U.S. Route 50
Strawberry Lodge after a winter storm, facing U.S. Route 50
Strawberry is located in California
Strawberry
Strawberry
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°47′49″N 120°08′43″W / 38.79694°N 120.14528°W / 38.79694; -120.14528
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 5,738 ft (1,749 m)
ZIP code 95735 (Twin Bridges, CA)
Area code(s) 530
FIPS code 32-60600
GNIS feature ID 0861100
Reference No. 707

Strawberry is a small unincorporated community on the South Fork American River, 3.25 miles (5 km) south-southwest of Pyramid Peak,[2] along U.S. Route 50 in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The sign on the highway reads population 50.

The town became a popular resort in the 1850s, and a station along the Central Overland Pony Express. The site is now registered as California Historical Landmark #707.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Strawberry, El Dorado County, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 562. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Strawberry Valley House". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-07.