SACRAMENTO COUNTY

 

COUNTY HISTORY AND MAP OF COUNTY HISTORICAL LANDMARKS

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.


COUNTY HISTORICAL LANDMARKS (LIST)

#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: Lay 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

#611: Original Sacramento Bee Building
#612: Site of Pioneer Mutual Volunteer Firehouse
#613: Site of Congregational Church
#614: Stanford-Lathrop Home
#633: Old Folsom Powerhouse
#633.2: Old Folsom Powerhouse – Sacramento Station A
#654: First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast
#654.1: Chevra Kaddisha (Home of Peace Cemetery0
#657: Grave of Alexander Hamilton Willard
#666: Camp Union Sutterville
#680: Murphy’s Ranch
#697: Five Mile House – Overland Pony Express Route in California
#698: Fifteen Mile House – Overland Pony Express Route in California
#702: Folsom – Overland Pony Express Route in California
#719: Grave of Elitha Cumi Donner Wilder
#745: The Coloma Road – Sutter’S Fort
#746: The Coloma Road – Nimbus Dam
#780: First Transcontinental Railroad
#780.8: First Transcontinental Railroad – Western base of the Sierra Nevada
#812: Old Sacramento
#817: Site of First County Free Library Branch in California
#823: Governor’s Mansion
#869: Site of First and Second State Capitols at Sacramento
#872: California’s Capitol Complex
#900: Nisipowinan Village Site
#934: Temporary Detention Camps -Sacramento Assembly Center
#967: California Almond Growers Exchange Processing Facility
#991: State Indian Museum
#1013: First African American Episcopal Church Established on Pacific Coast