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Dorado County, at the heart
of California's Gold Rush country, connects Sacramento, California's
capital, with the State of Nevada. Geographically, El Dorado
County is located on the western slope of the mountain range known
as the Sierra Nevada, sometimes shortened to "the Sierras."
Our western border with Sacramento County
is characterized by its rolling foothills. Travelling eastward,
the elevation increases, first gradually to Placerville, our County
Seat, at an elevation of about 2,000 feet, then more rapidly through
the mountains; the peaks of some of these mountains exceed 10,000
feet in elevation. Lake Tahoe, at an elevation of 6,500
feet, is on the eastern border that we share with the State of Nevada.
Within our borders are great rivers, lakes,
gold mines, historic towns, breathtaking scenery, a business friendly
climate, and an incredibly diverse community offering a multitude