National Register Listings in
Sacramento County, California

Alkali Flat Central Historic District Alkali Flat North Historic District Alkali Flat West Historic District Alta Mesa Farm Bureau Hall American Cash Apartments-American Cash Store American River Grange Hall No. 172 Barr, George & Mabel, House "Big Four" House Blue Anchor Building Boulevard Park Brewster Building Brewster House Brighton School Brown, John Stanford, House California Governor's Mansion California State Capitol Calpak Plant No. 11 Capitol Extension District Carly, J.C., House Chung Wah Cemetery Cohn House Coolot Company Building Cranston-Geary House Crocker, E. B., Art Gallery Dunlap's Dining Room Eastern Star Hall Ehrhardt, William, House Elk Grove Historic District Fair Oaks Bridge, Old, Fire Station No. 6 Firehouse No. 3 Folsom Depot Folsom Powerhouse Galarneaux, Mary Haley, House Goethe House Greene, John T., House Hathaway, Anne, Cottage Heilbron House Hotel Regis Hotel Senator Howe, Edward P., Jr., House Hubbard-Upson House I Street Bridge Imperial Theatre Isleton Chinese and Japanese Commercial Districts J Street Wreck Jefferson, Thomas, School Johnson, J. Neely, House Judah, Theodore, School Kuchler Row Lais, Charles, House Lawrence Warehouse Libby McNeil and Libby Fruit and Vegetable Cannery Locke Historic District Maydestone Apartments McClatchy, C.K., Senior High School McKinley Park Merchants National Bank of Sacramento Merrium Apartments Mesick House Mohr and Yoerk Market New Helvetia Historic District Nisei VFW Post 8985 North Sacramento School Old Sacramento Historic District Old Tavern PG&E Powerhouse Pony Express Terminal Rosebud Ranch Ruhstaller Building Runyon House Sacramento Air Depot Historic District Sacramento Bank Building Sacramento City Cemetery Sacramento City Library Sacramento Hall of Justice Sacramento Junior College Annex and Extensions Sacramento Masonic Temple Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Shiloh Baptist Church Slocum House SMUD Headquarters Building Southern Pacific Railroad Company's Sacramento Depot Southern Pacific Railroad Section Superintendent House Southside Park Stanford-Lathrop House Sutter Club Sutter's Fort Tower Bridge Travelers' Hotel U.S. Post Office, Courthouse and Federal Building Van Voorhies House Wagner, Anton, Duplex Walnut Grove Chinese-American Historic District Walnut Grove Commercial/Residential Historic District Walnut Grove Gakuen Hall Walnut Grove Japanese-American Historic District Westminster Presbyterian Church Wetzlar, Julius, House Winters House Witter, Edwin, Ranch
During World War II, California was home to several important military installations, including Naval Station Pearl Harbor and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The state's aircraft manufacturing industry also played a crucial role in the war effort.
Sacramento County, located in central California, has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. Before the arrival of European settlers, the area was populated by Native American tribes, including the Nisenan, Miwok, and Plains Miwok people. They lived off the abundant natural resources in the region, including the Sacramento and American rivers.

In 1808, Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga was the first documented European to visit the area. Then, in 1839, Swiss immigrant John Sutter established a trading post called Sutter's Fort along the American River, attracting settlers to the area. This led to the beginning of Sacramento's transformation from a small outpost to a bustling city.

The California Gold Rush of 1848 further propelled the growth of Sacramento County and the larger Sacramento region. Thousands of gold seekers flocked to the area, turning Sacramento into a booming commercial center. The city's location at the convergence of major rivers made it a key transportation hub for gold miners heading to the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Sacramento County was officially established on February 18, 1850, following California's admission to the United States as a state. The county quickly developed into a political and economic center, becoming the capital of California in 1854. Over the years, Sacramento County has continued to grow, attracting industries such as agriculture, government, and technology. Today, it is home to over 1.5 million people and remains an important cultural and economic hub in northern California.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Sacramento County, California.

  • 1839: Sacramento County is established as one of the original 27 counties of California.
  • 1848: Gold is discovered in the American River, leading to the California Gold Rush.
  • 1850: The city of Sacramento becomes the state capital of California.
  • 1856: The first railroad bridge, the Sacramento Valley Railroad Bridge, is built across the American River.
  • 1861: The Central Pacific Railroad, which would later become part of the First Transcontinental Railroad, is founded in Sacramento County.
  • 1879: The Sacramento County Courthouse, known as the Old Sacramento County Courthouse, is completed.
  • 1967: The California State University, Sacramento, is established in Sacramento County.
  • 1974: The Sacramento International Airport is opened in Sacramento County.
  • 2018: The Golden 1 Center, a multi-purpose arena, opens in downtown Sacramento.