Peru, California

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Peru is a former settlement and mining camp in El Dorado County, California.[1] It was located on the south bank of Irish Creek near its head, and near Sailors Flat.[1]

The name was transferred by miners who came from Peru, Indiana.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 489. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.