Smithflat, California

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Coordinates: 38°44′05″N 120°45′19″W / 38.73472°N 120.75528°W / 38.73472; -120.75528

Unincorporated community
Smithflat is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°44′05″N 120°45′19″W / 38.73472°N 120.75528°W / 38.73472; -120.75528
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 2,224 ft (678 m)

Smithflat (formerly, Smith's Flat, Smiths Flat, and Smith Flat) is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California, USA.[1] It lies 4 km (2.5 mi) east of Placerville and 7.2 km (4.5 mi) west of Camino at an elevation of 2224 feet (678 m).[1]

The Smith's Flat post office opened in 1876 and was renamed to Smithflat in 1895.[2] The name honors Jeb Smith, a rancher who settled here early.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Smithflat, California
  2. ^ a b 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.