Peru is a former settlement and mining camp in El Dorado County, California. It was located on the south bank of Irish Creek near its head, and near Sailors Flat.
The name was transferred by miners who came from Peru, Indiana.
- ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 489. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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