Sutterville, California

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Former settlement
Sutterville is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°32′45″N 121°30′30″W / 38.54583°N 121.50833°W / 38.54583; -121.50833Coordinates: 38°32′45″N 121°30′30″W / 38.54583°N 121.50833°W / 38.54583; -121.50833
CountryUnited States
CountySacramento County
Reference no.593

Sutterville (also, Sutter, Sutter City, and Suttersville) is a former settlement in Sacramento County, California.[1] It was located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 2.25 miles (3.6 km) south-southwest of Sacramento,[1]

John A. Sutter had Lansford W. Hastings and John Bidwell lay out the town in 1844, south of his embarcadero on a low bluff overlooking the Sacramento River.[1] In exchange, Hastings and Bidwell both received a share of the lots. It was in this settlement that George Zins built one of the first brick structures in California in 1847.[2] When the town of Sacramento developed at his embarcadero, Sutterville fell into decline.[1] The Sutterville post office operated from 1855 to 1860.[1] Sutterville was the site of Camp Union, a major California Volunteer training camp during the American Civil War.[1]

Sutterville is also California Historical Landmark #593.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 565. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ a b "California State Parks - Sacramento County". California Office of Historic Preservations. Retrieved 21 December 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)