Kit Carson, California

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Coordinates: 38°40′15″N 120°06′49″W / 38.67083°N 120.11361°W / 38.67083; -120.11361

Kit Carson
Kit Carson is located in California
Kit Carson
Kit Carson
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°40′15″N 120°06′49″W / 38.67083°N 120.11361°W / 38.67083; -120.11361
CountryUnited States
CountyAmador County
Elevation7,287 ft (2,221 m)

Kit Carson is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California, United States. The town is named after famous explorer Kit Carson. It is located at the north end of Silver Lake in the Eldorado National Forest.[2] It lies at an elevation of 7,287 feet (2,221 m). Kit Carson's first post office was established in 1951.[2] It has the zip code of 95644.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kit Carson, 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. 508. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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