Plymouth CA

Welcome to the City of Plymouth's official web site.

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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.

Every year Plymouth hosts the Amador County Fair.This year the fair runs from July 23 through July 26, click here for more information.

Historical Facts

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 973 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.


Plymouth Economic Development

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Invitation to Bid

The City of Plymouth is soliciting qualified firms to submit proposals for Waste Discharge Area Grading, Piping and Spray Field Improvements Project. Sealed proposals will be received at the City of Plymouth, 9426 Main Street, Plymouth, CA 95669, until 2:00 pm, local time or August 25, 2015 or such later date as may be set by Addendum and then will be publicly opened and read for the construction of the following Public Works Project. For more information clicking on the link below

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Plymouth Emergency Communication

Sign up for Plymouth's emergency communication by click on the CodeRED icon below.

National Geographic

City of Plymouth is a proud supporter of Geotourism