Volcanoville, California

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Coordinates: 38°58′55″N 120°47′21″W / 38.98194°N 120.78917°W / 38.98194; -120.78917

Volcanoville is located in California
Location in California
Volcanoville is located in the United States
Volcanoville (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°58′55″N 120°47′21″W / 38.98194°N 120.78917°W / 38.98194; -120.78917
CountryUnited States
CountyEl Dorado County
Elevation2,992 ft (912 m)
 • Total231

Volcanoville is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north-northeast of Georgetown,[2] at an elevation of 2992 feet (912 m).[1]

A post office operated at Volcanoville from 1930 to 1953.[2] The name is due to early miners' mistaken belief that a nearby mountain was an extinct volcano.[2] Volcanoville has been noted for its unusual place name.[3]


The Black Oak Mine Unified School District serves Garden Valley.[4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Volcanoville, 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. 573. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.
  4. ^ Home page. Black Oak Mine Unified School District. July 20, 2002. Retrieved on October 27, 2010.