Nashville, California

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Coordinates: 38°34′44″N 120°50′43″W / 38.57889°N 120.84528°W / 38.57889; -120.84528

Nashville, California
Unincorporated community
Nashville, California is located in California
Nashville, California
Nashville, California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°34′44″N 120°50′43″W / 38.57889°N 120.84528°W / 38.57889; -120.84528
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 863 ft (263 m)

Nashville (formerly, Nashville Bar, Quartzville, and Quartzburg)[2] is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It is located on the North Fork of the Cosumnes River 10.5 miles (17 km) south of Placerville,[2] at an elevation of 863 feet (263 m).[1]

The place was first called Nashville Bar, then Quartzville and Quartzburg, before being named for Nashville, Tennessee.[2]

A post office operated in Nashville from 1852 to 1854 and from 1870 to 1907.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nashville, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 528. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.