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

Smithflat
Smithflat is located in California
Smithflat
Smithflat
Location in California
Smithflat is located in the United States
Smithflat
Smithflat
Smithflat (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°44′05″N 120°45′19″W / 38.73472°N 120.75528°W / 38.73472; -120.75528
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyEl Dorado County
Elevation2,224 ft (678 m)

Smithflat (formerly, Smith's Flat, Smiths Flat, and Smith Flat) is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California, United States.[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]

References[edit]

  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.