SACRAMENTO


HISTORY and MAP

Sacramento County was one of the original counties of California, which were created in 1850 at the time of statehood.

The county was named after the Sacramento River, which forms its western border. The river was named by Spanish cavalry officer Gabriel Moraga for the Santisimo Sacramento (Most Holy Sacrament), referring to the Catholic Eucharist.

Alexander Hamilton Willard, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, is buried in the old Franklin Cemetery.


STATE DESIGNATED HISTORIC LANDMARKS

#366: Pioneer Telegraph Station
#439: Site of Grist Mill Built by Jared Dixon Sheldon
#464: Prairie City
#468: Michigan Bar
#525: Sutter’s Fort
#526: California’s First Passenger Railroad
#558: Terminal of California’s First Passenger Railroad
#566: Sacramento City Cemetery
#575: Sloughhouse
#591: Sutter’s Landing
#592: New Helvetia Cemetery
#593: Sutterville
#594: Site of China Slough
#595: Eagle Theatre
#596: Site of Home of Newton Booth
#597: What Cheer House
#598: Site of State and Railroad (First)
#599: E.B. Corker Art Gallery
#600: Headquarters of the Big Four
#601: Western Hotel
#602: Ebner’s Hotel
#603: Lady Adams Building
#604: Site of Sam Brannan House
#605: Site of Sacramento Union
#606: B.F. Hastings Building
#607: Adams and Company Building
#608: Site of Orleans Hotel
#609: D.O. Mills Bank Building
#610: Overton Building


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