Stateline, California

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Coordinates: 38°57′30″N 119°56′38″W / 38.95833°N 119.94389°W / 38.95833; -119.94389

Former unincorporated community
Stateline is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°57′30″N 119°56′38″W / 38.95833°N 119.94389°W / 38.95833; -119.94389
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 6,279 ft (1,914 m)

Stateline (formerly, Lakeside and Laphams)[2] is a former unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California, now incorporated into South Lake Tahoe, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 6279 feet (1914 m),[1] as its name suggests, it is at the state line with Nevada, and mirrors the adjacent community of the same name.

A post office operated at Stateline from 1901,[2] the name Laphams commemorates William W. Lapham who opened a hotel here in the 1850s.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stateline, California
  2. ^ 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. 561. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.