Volcanoville, California

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Coordinates: 38°58′55″N 120°47′21″W / 38.98194°N 120.78917°W / 38.98194; -120.78917

Volcanoville
Unincorporated community
Volcanoville is located in California
Volcanoville
Volcanoville
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°58′55″N 120°47′21″W / 38.98194°N 120.78917°W / 38.98194; -120.78917
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 2,992 ft (912 m)

Volcanoville is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north-northeast of Georgetown,[2] at an elevation of 2992 feet (912 m).[1]

A post office operated at Volcanoville from 1930 to 1953.[2] The name is due to early miners' mistaken belief that a nearby mountain was an extinct volcano.[2]

Education[edit]

The Black Oak Mine Unified School District serves Garden Valley.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Volcanoville, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 573. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ Home page. Black Oak Mine Unified School District. July 20, 2002. Retrieved on October 27, 2010.