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
Pilot Hill is located in California
Pilot Hill
Pilot Hill
Location in California
Pilot Hill is located in the United States
Pilot Hill
Pilot Hill
Pilot Hill (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°50′06″N 121°00′52″W / 38.83500°N 121.01444°W / 38.83500; -121.01444
CountryUnited States
CountyEl Dorado County
Elevation1,175 ft (358 m)
 • Total786

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.