Meeks Bay, California

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Coordinates: 39°02′04″N 120°07′27″W / 39.03444°N 120.12417°W / 39.03444; -120.12417

Meeks Bay
Unincorporated community
Meeks Bay is located in California
Meeks Bay
Meeks Bay
Location in California
Meeks Bay is located in the US
Meeks Bay
Meeks Bay
Meeks Bay (the US)
Coordinates: 39°02′04″N 120°07′27″W / 39.03444°N 120.12417°W / 39.03444; -120.12417
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyEl Dorado County
Elevation[1]6,240 ft (1,902 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total985

Meeks Bay (formerly, Meigs Bay, Micks Bay, and Murphys) is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It lies on Lake Tahoe at the mouth of Meeks Creek, at an elevation of 6240 feet (1902 m).[1] The place is named for John Meeks, who owned the land.[1] The Meeks brothers baled 25 tons of wild hay in the meadows at the mouth of Meeks Creek in 1862.[2]

A post office operated at Meeks Bay from 1929 to 1972.[2]

Ecology[edit]

A beaver dam on Meeks Creek, Lake Tahoe August, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Meeks Bay, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 522. Retrieved 2010-08-07.