Bijou, California

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Coordinates: 38°56′48″N 119°58′07″W / 38.94667°N 119.96861°W / 38.94667; -119.96861

Unincorporated community
Bijou is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°56′48″N 119°58′07″W / 38.94667°N 119.96861°W / 38.94667; -119.96861
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 6,243 ft (1,903 m)

Bijou (formerly, Taylors Landing[1] and Taylor's Landing[2]) is a former unincorporated community now incorporated in South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 6243 feet (1903 m).[1]

The place was founded in 1864 by Almon M. Taylor, after whom it was named.[2] The name was changed to Bijou with the arrival of the post office in 1888.[2] The post office operated until 1967.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bijou, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 450. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.