Buckeye Flat, California

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Coordinates: 38°40′10″N 120°54′47″W / 38.66944°N 120.91306°W / 38.66944; -120.91306

Buckeye Flat is a former mining town in El Dorado County, California, located a mile east of Shingle Springs[1] at an elevation of about 1,400 ft (400 m).[2]

The town was named after its first settlers, who came from the state of Ohio,[3] known as the Buckeye State. At its peak, from 1852 to 1856,[1] Buckeye Flat had several stores and at least two hotels. It was home to the first school in the surrounding district.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sioli, Paolo (1883). Historical Souvenir of El Dorado County, California: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men & Pioneers. Oakland: Paolo Sioli. p. 200.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Buckeye Flat, California
  3. ^ a b Sioli, Paolo (1883). Historical Souvenir of El Dorado County, California: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men & Pioneers. Oakland: Paolo Sioli. p. 201.