Sutter County

 

Pre-1905 Calif Death Index

 

Sutter County is one of the original 27 counties. Sutter County was named after General John Augustus Sutter, a native of Switzerland, who obtained a large land grant from the Mexican government and called his first settlement New Helvetia (now the City of Sacramento). In 1841, the general established a great stock ranch in this area to which he retired in 1850 when gold seekers deprived him of most of his holdings at Sacramento. Territory in Sutter County was once in Butte County, but it was returned. Territory which was once in Sutter County is now in Colusa and Placer counties.

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