Somerset, California

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Coordinates: 38°38′52″N 120°41′09″W / 38.64778°N 120.68583°W / 38.64778; -120.68583

Unincorporated community
Somerset is located in California
Somerset is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°38′52″N 120°41′09″W / 38.64778°N 120.68583°W / 38.64778; -120.68583
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 2,093 ft (638 m)

Somerset is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It is located 6.25 miles (10 km) south of Camino,[2] at an elevation of 2093 feet (638 m).[1] Its ZIP code is 95684.

Somerset is a rural town located at the junction of Bucks Bar Road, Grizzly Flat Road, and Mount Aukum Road. The town has a small store, a realty office, the Gold Vine Grille, the Crossroads Cafe, a small storage facility, and a post office.

Most of the land in the Somerset area is divided into ten acre properties. The main roads are asphalt but almost all of the other roads and driveways are dirt/rock.

The main business in the area comes from the wineries and wine tourism.

The post office was transferred from Youngs to Somerset in 1950.[2] The first settlers came from Somerset, Ohio and named the place after their home town.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Somerset, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 558. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.