Places of Interest

Places of Interest and History for El Dorado and Amador Counties

El Dorado County

the history of el dorado county californiaEl Dorado County is officially included in the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located in the historic Gold Country in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. An easier way though to figure out where we are is, we are between Sacramento, Ca. (State Capitol) and South Lake Tahoe on the Nevada border.

The population of El Dorado County has grown as Greater Sacramento has expanded into the region. In the unique Lake Tahoe Basin area of the county, environmental awareness and environmental protection initiatives have grown along with the population since the 1960 Winter Olympics, hosted at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in neighboring Placer County.

If you’d like to read up on our famous history please visit the following website and enjoy!
http://visit-eldorado.com/history.php

Amador County

the history of amador countyIt is located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

Amador County bills itself as “The Heart of the Mother Lode” and lies within the Gold Country. There is a substantial viticulture industry in the county.
Amador County was created by the California Legislature on May 11, 1854. The county later split into Amador, Calaveras and El Dorado Counties. It was organized on July 3, 1854. In 1864, part of the county’s territory was given to Alpine County.

If you’d like to read up on our famous history please visit the following website and enjoy!
http://www.co.amador.ca.us/


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El Dorado County

Amador County