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Welcome to Coloma ...

Coloma is located in El Dorado County<1>.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Coloma: Named derived from the Nisenan Native American word 'Cullumah', meaning 'Beautiful'.

Coloma is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Coloma lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Coloma lies within the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Coloma: 95613<3>

Websites for Coloma ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.eldoradocounty.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Coloma, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Coloma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Coloma - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Coloma.

Communities near Coloma ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Coloma.

  • Folsom [Sacramento County]
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    • Folsom [Sacramento County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Coloma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,726 people
    • Folsom has also been known as:
    • Folsom City
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<5>
  • Rocklin [Placer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklin
    • Rocklin [Placer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Coloma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,159 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocklin<5>
  • Auburn [Placer County]
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    • Auburn [Placer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Coloma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<5>
  • Placerville [El Dorado County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placerville
    • Placerville [El Dorado County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Coloma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,077 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Placerville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Loomis [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loomis
      • Loomis [Placer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Coloma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,844 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loomis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<5>
    • Garden Valley [El Dorado County]
    • Fornis [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fornis
      • Fornis [El Dorado County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Coloma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fornis
    • Greenwood [El Dorado County]
    • Jayhawk [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jayhawk
      • Jayhawk [El Dorado County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Coloma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jayhawk
    • Georgetown [El Dorado County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Coloma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Coloma.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Coloma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Coloma.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Coloma. See our Newspapers Page for Coloma.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Coloma ...

Looking for more information about Coloma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Coloma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Coloma.

Adding Coloma to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Coloma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Coloma was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Coloma on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Coloma

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About El Dorado County

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Coloma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for El Dorado County: www.co.el-dorado.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including El Dorado, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Coloma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Coloma). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Coloma or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Coloma) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Coloma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColomaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coloma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7999, Longitude: -120.8902    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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