Oldest Hardware Store West of the Mississippi

Located in Downtown Placerville
Proudly serving the community for over 150 years.

The Fausel Family has continuously operated Placerville Hardware, Inc. for the past 56 years. We welcome you visit with us.

Read About Our History


In the first 50 years, the name and owners changed six times! In 1854, Franklin Stevens and Franklin S. Randall built a stone building who then sold the building and deed in 1856 to I. H. Nash who started Tinsmith Shop and Hardware.

Later that year, Nash built the brick building and named the business, I . H. Nash Hardware. Then, 27 years later, it was known as Sturges and Alderson, to which was later sold to the corporation, Pioneer Hardware.

Mckee and Carr leased the business from Pioneer Hardware in 1905, and Placerville Hardware was formed in 1907.

George Fausel purchased the store in 1952 and has been in his family’s name for the past three generations. Albert Fausel is now the current owner.


We don’t just offer nuts, bolts, screws and other hardware; we have gifts and souvenirs available as well.

If you need a gift and are not sure what to get, you can always find something for everyone here.

We have T-Shirts, shot glasses, keychains, magnets, and much more! We also rent metal detectors and have the largest stock of gold panning supplies in the area.

So, what are you waiting for?

Stop in today, and we’ll show you around!

For more information about how we can help you, contact us at 530-622-1151. Better yet, stop in! We can’t wait to show you our inventory and our history!

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