County HistoryIn the early 1800's, the area now known as Sutter County was inhabited by the native Maidu Indians. Members of various Spanish expeditions in search of mission sites, and fur trappers lured by the abundant wildlife, traveled through in 1841. The bulk of the territory was deeded by the Mexican Government to the County's namesake, John Sutter. Established in 1842, John Sutter's Hock Farm was the first large-scale agricultural settlement in Northern California, composed of grain, cattle, orchards and vineyards.
Sutter at a Glance
A quick introduction to the geography, agriculture, festivals and heritage of Sutter County.
Sutter County Memorial Museum
The Community Memorial Museum is a department of Sutter County and provides exhibitions, research and school programs for the local community.
Sutter County Museum Exhibits
In addition to permanent exhibits the museum also displays special exhibits in the Main Hall that rotate every three to four months.
The history of Sutter County from the early 1800's and its incorporation into the State of California in 1850.
Sutter County Genealogy & History
What do the Maidu Indians, the Mexican Government, John Sutter, gold diggers and the settlers have in common?
Sutter County Historical Society
Visit the Sutter County Historical Society's website.
Yuba City's History
Learn how Yuba City was founded in 1849 and served as a distribution center for supplying the Gold Rush 49ers.
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