The Oldest Town In Northern California That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

When gold was discovered in 1849, thousands of 49ers flocked to Northern California. San Francisco and Sacramento, 2 of the 3 major population centers during the gold rush, are now large cities. The third, however, has retained its small town charm and slower pace of life. It’s changed its name over the years, but the small community of Placerville is full of rich history and has been a great place to visit since its incorporation in 1854.

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Visit Placerville and you’ll fall in love with the colorful and rich history, friendly community members, and entertaining stories. What’s your favorite part of one of the oldest communities in the gold country?