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Latrobe is located in California
Location in California
Latrobe is located in the United States
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Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
761 ft (232 m)
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Latrobe (formerly, La Trobe) is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. Today a small community, in its heyday it was an important railroad town with a population of 700 to 800.

Latrobe was the terminus of the Placerville and Sacramento Rail Road. The name, bestowed by F.A. Bishop, chief engineer of the railroad, was in honor of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, II, chief engineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, America's first railroad. A post office operated at Latrobe from 1864 to 1921.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Latrobe has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.

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