El Dorado Hills in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Prairie City Cemetery
By July 4th, the town had 1500 inhabitants, including 15 families with women and children. Shortly thereafter, a mining district was formed to establish the “rules” for the miners, and later the area was designated as an election precinct.
Placer deposits began to diminish in 1854 and many of the miners and their families began to move away. Still, others stayed as they had established their homes and families in that vicinity. The U.S. Post Office closed its doors in early March 1866. By the mid-1870s, little of the original town remained, though the school district continued until about the mid-1880s.
As late as 1901, the abandoned townsite was still referred to as Prairie City, though few remained there.
Here lie the remains of twelve souls discovered during the construction of the Prairie City Road and Highway 50 interchange in May of 1997.
Erected by California Department of Transportation.
Location. 38° 41.866′ N, 121° 6.577′ W. Marker is in El Dorado Hills, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Shadowfax Lane near Green Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Morman Island Relocation Cemetery. The Cemetery is located on Shadowfax Lane off of Green Valley Road. Marker is in this post office area: El Dorado Hills CA 95762, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mormon Island (approx. one mile away); Folsom Dam Improvements (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sterlingshire (approx. 2 miles away); Folsom Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Folsom Institute (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Sacramento, Placer and Nevada Railroad Right of Way (approx. 3.4 miles away); Original Folsom Hydroelectric Plant (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pioneer Express Trail (approx. 3.9 miles away).
Also see . . . El Dorado County Cemetery Commission. (Submitted on August 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,768 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 2. submitted on February 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.