Rosebud Ranch

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Rosebud Ranch
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Rosebud Ranch is located in California
Rosebud Ranch
Rosebud Ranch is located in the United States
Rosebud Ranch
Nearest cityHood, California
Coordinates38°23′8″N 121°30′46″W / 38.38556°N 121.51278°W / 38.38556; -121.51278Coordinates: 38°23′8″N 121°30′46″W / 38.38556°N 121.51278°W / 38.38556; -121.51278
Area3.8 acres (1.5 ha)
Built1877 (1877)
Built byWilliam Johnston
ArchitectNathaniel Johnson
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference No.79000521[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 31, 1979

The Rosebud Ranch is a historic ranch on the National Register of Historic Places located near Hood, California, south of Sacramento.

Built c. 1877 by William Johnston, the property reportedly stretched over two miles of the Sacramento River front and encompassed 1,200 acres (490 ha). Johnston used his property to grow vegetables, fruit, grain, as well as use for grazing and as a dairy farm.[2][3]

In recent years the home has held public tours led by the Elk Grove Historical Society.[4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Sacramento County and Its Resources: Our Capital City, Past and Present. J. McClatchy & Company. 1895. p. 184.
  3. ^ Boghosian, Paula (1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Rosebud Ranch" (pdf). National Park Service. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) "Accompanying 36 photos, from 1979" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places Inventory.
  4. ^ "Home tour". The Sacramento Bee. 31 August 2003. p. N5.