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Coordinates: 38°47′56″N 120°49′15″W / 38.79889°N 120.82083°W / 38.79889; -120.82083

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Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
1,923 ft (586 m)

Kelsey (formerly, Kelsey's Diggings) is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Chili Bar, at an elevation of 1923 feet (586 m).

A post office operated at Kelsey from 1856 to 1872, from 1875 to 1903, with several moves, and from 1920. The name honors Benjamin Kelsey, who came to California in 1841 and discovered gold at the site in 1848. The town was first known as Kelsey's Diggings because of the mining there.


The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csa"(Mediterranean Climate).

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