Sacramento County is a county located in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,418,788. Its county seat is Sacramento, which has been the state capital of California since 1854. Sacramento County is the central county of the Greater Sacramento metropolitan area.
The history of Sacramento, California, began with its founding by Samuel Brannan and John Augustus Sutter, Jr. in 1848 around an embarcadero that his father, John Sutter, Sr. constructed at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers a few years prior.
Sacramento County is a county in the U.S. state of California.It is in the Central Valley, along the Sacramento River.As of 2000, 1,223,499 people lived there. Its county seat is Sacramento, which is not only the county seat but the state capital.
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Sacramento International Airport (IATA: SMF, ICAO: KSMF, FAA LID: SMF) is a public airport 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of downtown Sacramento, in Sacramento County, California. It is run by Sacramento County. Southwest Airlines currently accounts for half the airline passengers.
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Rancho Cordova is a city in Sacramento County, California, United States which was incorporated in 2003. It is part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area. The population was 64,776 at the 2010 census. Rancho Cordova is the Sacramento area's largest employment sub-center, attracting over 50,000 commuters.
The governor and legislature of California are in Sacramento. About 400,000 people live in Sacramento. About 1,700,000 live in and around Sacramento. Sacramento comes from Spanish and Portuguese for holy rite. A sacrament is a religious act that gives people divine grace (being liked or favored by God.) Sacramento was started in 1848 by John
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County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1880 County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records
18 February 1850: Sacramento County was created as an original county. County seat: Sacramento
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. The county seat Sacramento and the county was created February 18, 1850. The County is located in the central area of the state.
For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"(1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
1. Amador 2. Contra Costa 3. El Dorado 4. Placer 5. San Joaquin 6. Solano 7. Sutter 8. Yolo
1. Sacramento County Biographies(Genealogy Trails) 2. Surname Index to Sacramento County Biographies(USGenWeb Archives)
The following web sites may have additional information on Sacramento County cemeteries. 1. Interment.netCalifornia cemetery records by County. 1. 1850-1960 - California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960 at FamilySearch— index and images 2. 1900-1959 - California, Sacramento Cemetery Records, 1900-1959 at FamilySearch— index
For tips on accessing Sacramento County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.
Sacramento County Historical Society P.O. Box 1175 Sacramento 95806 Sacramento Genealogical Association P.O. Box 28297 Sacramento 95828 Sacramento German Genealogy Society P.O. Box 660061 Sacramento 95866 Sacramento River Delta Historical Society The Jean Harvie Community Center 14273 River Road P.O. Box 293 Walnut Grove, CA 95690 Website Sacramento Genealogical Society – Root Cellar P.O. Box 265 Citrus Heights, CA 95611-0265 Website Sacramento Historical Society Belle Cooledge Library 5600 South Land Park Drive P.O. Box 160065 Sacramento, CA, 95816-0065 Phone:916-443-6265 Website G.A.S. Genealogical Society of Sacramento P.O. Box 292145 Sacramento, CA 95829-2145 Website 1. List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies
Sutterville (also, Sutter, Sutter City, and Suttersville) is a former settlement in Sacramento County, California. It was located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 2.25 miles (3.6 km) south-southwest of Sacramento,