Raffetto, California

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Coordinates: 38°51′49″N 120°26′29″W / 38.86361°N 120.44139°W / 38.86361; -120.44139

Unincorporated community
Raffetto is located in California
Raffetto is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°51′49″N 120°26′29″W / 38.86361°N 120.44139°W / 38.86361; -120.44139
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 4,701 ft (1,433 m)

Raffetto is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It is located 6.25 miles (10 km) north of Riverton[2] and some 20 miles northeast of Placerville at an elevation of 4,701 feet (1,433 m).[1]

Raffetto lies along the Union Valley Reservoir, formed in 1963 by damming the Big Silver Creek, Jones Fork Silver Creek, Tells Creek, Wench Creek of the American River, within the Eldorado National Forest.

The name "Raffetto" appears in nearby Newtown and Placerville. Members include John Augustus Raffetto (1874-1954) and Michael Raffetto (1899-1990).


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Raffetto, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 543. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.