Placerville, California

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Placerville (pronounced PLASS-er-ville; formerly Old Dry Diggings, Dry Diggings, and Hangtown[2]) is the county seat of El Dorado County, California. The population was 9,610 at the 2000 census. It is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Placerville, is located at 38°43′45″N 120°48′11″W / 38.729267°N 120.803000°W / 38.729267; -120.803000.[3] It is located along U.S. Route 50 where it crosses State Route 49 and is the location of several traffic signals along the highway, which is otherwise a freeway.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.0 km²), all of it land.

It is about 660 meters (2,187 ft) above sea level, and is in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

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