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Coordinates: 38°06′52″N 120°27′18″W / 38.11444°N 120.455°W / 38.11444; -120.455

Douglas Flat
Unincorporated community
The Douglas Flat School, built in 1854.
The Douglas Flat School, built in 1854.
Country United States
State California
County Calaveras County
Elevation 1,965 ft (599 m)
California Historical Landmark
Reference #: 272

Douglas Flat (formerly, Douglasflat and Douglass Flat) is an unincorporated community in Calaveras County, California. It lies at an elevation of 1965 feet (599 m) and is located at 38°06′52″N 120°27′18″W / 38.11444°N 120.455°W / 38.11444; -120.455. The community is in ZIP code 95229 and area code 209.

Douglas Flat was a roaring mining camp of the early 1850s. In 1857 the Harper and Lone Star Claims produced $130,000 worth of gold. The so-called Central Hill Channel, an ancient river deposit from which vast quantities of gold have been taken, is located here.

The town today is registered as California Historical Landmark #272.

The first post office opened in 1879, and was closed for a time in 1891 before reopening. The town's name honors Tom Douglas, an 1850s merchant.


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