Pilot Hill, California

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Coordinates: 38°50′06″N 121°00′52″W / 38.83500°N 121.01444°W / 38.83500; -121.01444

Pilot Hill
Unincorporated community
Pilot Hill is located in California
Pilot Hill
Pilot Hill
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°50′06″N 121°00′52″W / 38.83500°N 121.01444°W / 38.83500; -121.01444
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 1,175 ft (358 m)

Pilot Hill (formerly, Centerville, Pilothill, and Pittsfield) is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It is located 13 miles (21 km) west-northwest of Placerville,[2] at an elevation of 1175 feet (358 m).[1]

In 1849, mining commenced at Pilot Hill.[2] Originally, Centerville, Pilot Hill, and Pittsfield were separate nearby mining camps that unified under the name Centerville.[2] The post office came in 1854 and bestowed the name Pilot Hill.[2] Farm Trails - Pilot Hill is on the Farm Trails Map. Lavender, Olives and Grapes can be picked seasonally at Enchanted April Farm on historic Salmon Falls Road in Pilot Hill.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pilot Hill, 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. 538. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.