Canyon, El Dorado County, California

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Canyon is a former gold mining town in El Dorado County, California.[1] It was located 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Shingle Springs on (and named after) Big Canyon Creek.[2]

A post office operated at Canyon from 1897 to 1906.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Canyon, El Dorado County, 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. 554. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.