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Welcome to the City of Plymouth's official web site.
This site has been created to provide you with convenient access to local information and services found in and around the City. We hope that you will find this site helpful.
If you have never been to Plymouth we invite you to come visit us. Plymouth is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and is located on Historic Highway 49 just south of Placerville. Plymouth is in the heart of the Gold Country. When you visit Plymouth you can enjoy our beautiful surroundings while visiting the many wineries in the adjacent Shenandoah Valley as well as other places of historical interest.
The City of Plymouth started as a mining camp in approximately 1852. Plymouth proper began with quartz mining when settled early by Green Aden & others hard rock miners. The town was named Plymouth, probably after the nearby Plymouth mine.
The town was established in 1871. The Empire Store building is one structure remaining from the mining days, along with the Methodist Episcopal Church, the first in the region when it was founded in 1853. The City was incorporated in 1917.
Today the population is over 1030 people. The city is located at an elevation of 1,086 ft. which allows you to get away from the valley heat during the summer and enjoy the beautiful country surroundings.
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