Contact
Online Highways Home > California >

Sacramento

Sacramento is the State Capital and the seat of Sacramento County. It lies northeast of San Francisco along Interstate 80, on the banks of the Sacramento River.

Early Spanish explorers gave the river its name, which means "the Sacraments"; the town took its name from the river. John A. Sutter built a fort here around 1839. In 1848 James Wilson Marshall, Sutter's lumber business partner, discovered gold at their mill northeast in Coloma. Sacramento grew during the ensuing California Gold Rush. The city, in 1854, became the state capital.

Today Sacramento, population 1,797,000, is a leading governmental, commercial and transportation center of the West. The city is noted for its public art. In addition, the Crocker Art Museum holds a definitive collection of 1900s-era California paintings. Sacramento is home to the campus of California State University. Popular William Land Park includes the Sacramento Zoo.

Sacramento is part of the Sacramento, California metro area.

Cal-Trade Welding Schools | Integrative Therapy School | National Education Center-Sawyer Campus |
Art Crocker Art Museum | Doiron Gallery | The Crate/Artists Contemporary Gallery | California Exposition & State Fair |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Abigail's Bed & Breakfast Inn |
California Counties Sacramento County | Governor's Mansion State Historic Park |
Education American River College | Capital Bible College | MTI Western Business College | Northwestern CA University School of Law | Pacific Coast Bible College | San Francisco College of Mortuary Scienc | Skills and Business Ed Center-Sacramento |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Bandera | California Cafe Bar & Grill | California Fats | Enotria Cafe & Wine Bar | Fuji | Fulton's One-Eyed Jacks | Hopstreet Bistro and Brewery | Lau Bou | Marrakech Restaurant | Restaurant 1201 | T-Bones, Steaks Ribs & Things | University Of California Davis Med Center |
History BF Hastings Building | Old Chinatown-Sacramento Yee Fow | Pony Express Monument | Sutter's Fort | Towe Ford Museum of Automotive History | Travels Through Time | Amber House | Capitol Inn | Hawthorn Suite Sacramento | Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento | Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento/So. Natomas | La Quinta Inn Sacramento Downtown | Ramada Inn | Super 8 Executive Suites, Capitol | California State Parks |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Gables Apartments |
RV campgrounds and dealers Stillman Adult RV Park |
Shopping Capitol Books and Gift Shop | Francesca's Italian Art and Antiques | Pacific Imports | The Egyptian Palace |
Transportation Rail Technology, Inc. | Spirit of Sacramento Riverboat Cruises |
Wildlife Viewing Date Avenue Veterinary Hospital | El Camino Veterinary Hospital |

See more California Cities and Towns.

Request a Free copy of the Mile-by-Mile Guide to the Oregon Coast, which will be delivered to your USA postal address. Also request a free first issue of Oregon Coast magazine and sign up for coast deals.

privacy policy