Plymouth is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, on the Historic Highway 49, just south of Placerville. The Shenandoah Inn is situated in Plymouth in the heart of the Gold Country, and is a perfect place to stay when visiting beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Amador County's Wine Region. When you visit Plymouth you can enjoy our beautiful surroundings while visiting the many wineries and places of historical interest. (Highway 49 is a scenic route connecting many of the historic towns of the California Gold Country.)
Plymouth began as a mere mining camp in 1852, supporting a growing community of the early hard rock miners. The town was named Plymouth, after the nearby Plymouth mine. While Plymouth was not formally incorporated until 1917, the town was firmly established in 1871 with a post office building. The Empire Store building is the only remaining structure from the mining days, along with the Methodist Episcopal Church, the first church in the area back in 1853 when it was built.
Plymouth Fast Facts
- Plymouth was originally named Pokerville
- Plymouth Consolidated Mine produced over $13 million in gold from its brick Empire building, and it is still active today!
- Plymouth is commonly known as a "Gateway to Shenandoah Valley"
- Plymouth is a top wine producing region of the Sierra foothills.
- Plymouth is the official home and physical headquarters of the Band of Miwok Indians, a federally recognized tribe of Miwok people.
- Plymouth rests at an elevation of 1,086 feet, which is just high enough to escape the valley heat.