Greenwood, El Dorado County, California

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Coordinates: 38°53′48″N 120°54′46″W / 38.89667°N 120.91278°W / 38.89667; -120.91278

Unincorporated community
Greenwood is located in California
Greenwood is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°53′48″N 120°54′46″W / 38.89667°N 120.91278°W / 38.89667; -120.91278
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 1,608 ft (490 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total


Reference no. 521

Greenwood (formerly, Long Valley, Green Valley, Lewisville, and Louisville)[2] is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Georgetown,[2] at an elevation of 1608 feet (490 m).[1]

The place was originally called Long Valley, then Green Valley, then Lewisville, and finally Greenwood, in honor of John Greenwood who set up a trading post there in 1848.[2] The Louisville post office operated from 1851 to 1852, when it was moved and renamed to Greenwood.[2] Lewisville and Louisville were names in honor of Lewis B. Meyer, father of the first child born there.[2]

The community is now registered as California Historical Landmark #521.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Greenwood, El Dorado County, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 494. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Greenwood". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-07.