In 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.
The history of Sutter County from the early 1800's and its incorporation into the
State of California in 1850.