Near Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Smith Flat House
Point of Historical Interest - Eld-007
Location. 38° 44.008′ N, 120° 45.242′ W. Marker is near Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Smith Flat Road west of Smith Flat School Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located in Smithflat, formerly known as Smith's Flat or Smith Flat, an unincorporated community on the eastern edge of Placerville, with a Placerville postal address. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2021 Smith Flat Road, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swift Berry (approx. 1.9 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Druid Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); Upper Central House (approx. 2.3 miles away); J. Wonderly House / N.C. Fassett Groceries & Provisions / Burn & McBride / Lofty Louís Yarn Shop (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Mohler Studebaker (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Old Vetís Building (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fountain and Tallman Soda Works (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Placerville.
Also see . . . Three Mile House. El Dorado County's page for the Smith Flat House,"...The Three Mile House was built in Smith Flat in 1853 over the Blue Lead Mining Channel. The original house consisted of a general store, post office, living room, bedroom, dining room, dance hall, rooms for rent, and a full attic and basement. There was also a separate toll house and a barn large enough for 40 horses. In the 1890ís, wings were added to the original building to accommodate a kitchen, pantry, saloon, card room and additional rooms to rent. The building, now called the Smith Flat House, has changed owners many times over the years, but it has always been carefully preserved. As recently as 1999, it was used as a restaurant where visitors could still go to the end of the basement bar and peer into the entrance of the Blue Lead Mine.... "
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Credits. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 510 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 11, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.