Sly Park, California

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Coordinates: 38°43′17″N 120°35′05″W / 38.72139°N 120.58472°W / 38.72139; -120.58472

Sly Park
Jenkinson Lake near Sly Park
Jenkinson Lake near Sly Park
Sly Park is located in California
Sly Park
Sly Park
Location in California
Sly Park is located in the United States
Sly Park
Sly Park
Sly Park (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°43′17″N 120°35′05″W / 38.72139°N 120.58472°W / 38.72139; -120.58472
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyEl Dorado County
Elevation3,560 ft (1,085 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total459

Sly Park (formerly, Park)[2] is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It is located in Sly Valley 13 miles (21 km) east of Placerville,[2] at an elevation of 3560 feet (1085 m).[1]

A post office operated at Sly Park from 1891 to 1919, with several moves.[2] The name honors James Sly, one of the Mormons who discovered Sly Valley.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sly Park, 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. 557. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.