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1890 Communities Near Gold Hill ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Gold Hill in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Gold Hill.

Alder Creek   (Sacramento County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gold Hill
 - Alder Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Auburn   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,595 people (with 13,997 people in 2017)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
 
Clarksville   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Clarksville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clipper Gap   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Clipper Gap had a post office and railroad service
 
Coloma   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 212 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
 
El Dorado   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 311 people
 - El Dorado had a post office and railroad service
 
Fair Play   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Fair Play had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fiddletown   (Amador County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 286 people
 - Fiddletown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garden Valley   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gold Hill
 - Garden Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Georgetown   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 320 people
 - Georgetown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kelsey   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Kelsey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Latrobe   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Latrobe had a post office and railroad service
 
Loomis   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gold Hill
 - Loomis had a post office and railroad service
 
Lotus   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gold Hill
 - Lotus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nashville   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Nashville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Natoma   (Sacramento County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gold Hill
 - Natoma had a post office and railroad service
 
Newcastle   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 335 people
 - Newcastle had a post office and railroad service
 
Ophir   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 149 people
 - Ophir had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orangevale   (Sacramento County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gold Hill
 - Orangevale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Penryn   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 219 people
 - Penryn had a post office and railroad service
 
Pilot Hill   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gold Hill
 - Pilot Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Placerville   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,690 people (with 10,936 people in 2017)
 - Placerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Pleasant Valley   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 231 people
 - Pleasant Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plymouth   (Amador County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 768 people (with 993 people in 2017)
 - Plymouth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rocklin   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,056 people (with 64,838 people in 2017)
 - Rocklin had a post office and railroad service
 
Salmon Falls   (El Dorado County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Salmon Falls was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Salmon Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shingle Springs   (El Dorado County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 197 people
 - Shingle Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Weimar   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gold Hill
 - Weimar had a post office and no railroad service
 
White Rock   (Sacramento County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gold Hill
 - White Rock had railroad service and no post office
 
Yankee Jims   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Gold Hill
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Yankee Jims had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gold Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Gold Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gold Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7610, Longitude: -120.8847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gold Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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