Sutter County California
Sutter County. Organized in 1850. Bounded north by Butte and
Yuba; east by Yuba and Placer; south by Sacramento and Yolo; and
west by Yolo and Colusa. Area, 576 square miles. Assessed
valuation of property for 1874, $4,661,208.
County seat, Yuba City. Principal towns: Nicolaus and Vernon.
The resources are exclusively agricultural, the county occupying
a fertile section in the center of the Sacramento Valley, lying
on both sides of Feather River, and the Sacramento its western
border, both navigable streams. It was first settled by
General John A. Sutter, who for a number of years made his
home at Hock Farm, on the banks of Feather River. A large area
of the western part of the county is subject to annual overflow,
and is covered in summer with a rank growth of tules, evidences
of great fertility, but requiring reclamation before susceptible
of cultivation. In the northern part are "The Buttes," a
collection of rugged mountain peaks rising abruptly from the
plain to an altitude of 1,100 feet, and covering an area twelve
miles in length, north and south, by four in breadth. Several
pleasant and fertile little valleys are found among them, and
fruitful and prosperous farms about their base.
The California Pacific Railroad was constructed through
the county, crossing the Sacramento at Knight's Landing, and
over the tule lands by some four miles of piling, and
terminating at Marysville, in Yuba County, but a section of the
tule portion of the road having been washed away, it is at
present inoperative. The Feather and Sacramento being navigable
streams, afford means of cheap and ready transportation for all
the county products.
Officers: Jesse H. Craddock, County Judge;
Caleb E. Wilcoxon, Clerk, Recorder, and Auditor; John H. Ray,
District Attorney; William P. Harkey, Sheriff and Tax Collector;
Jonas Marcuse, Treasurer; A. E. Clary, Assessor; Phil. E.
Drescher, Surveyor; W. C. Smith, Coroner, and Public
Administrator; M. C. Clark, Superintendent Public Schools.
California Gazetteer |
Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled
by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875