Camp Richardson, California

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Coordinates: 38°56′04″N 120°02′25″W / 38.93444°N 120.04028°W / 38.93444; -120.04028

Camp Richardson
Beach at Camp Richardson
Beach at Camp Richardson
Camp Richardson is located in California
Camp Richardson
Camp Richardson
Location in California
Camp Richardson is located in the United States
Camp Richardson
Camp Richardson
Camp Richardson (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°56′04″N 120°02′25″W / 38.93444°N 120.04028°W / 38.93444; -120.04028
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyEl Dorado County
Elevation6,250 ft (1,905 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total13

Camp Richardson is an unincorporated community at Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 6250 feet (1905 m) in the Sierra Nevada.[1]

A post office operated at Camp Richardson from 1927 to 1973, with a closure from 1964 to 1965.[2] The place is named after its first postmaster, Alonzo L. Richardson.[2] A USGS topographic map from 1891 shows Camp Richardson used to be called Yanks.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Camp Richardson, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 460. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ United States Geological Survey (1891). Pyramid Peak Sheet (JPEG) (Topographic map). 1:125,000. Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 17, 2018.