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A little about Sutter Creek

A wonderful balance of old and new, today's Sutter Creek maintains its Gold Rush facade while catering to the wants and needs of visitors from around the world. Shop, dine, slumber, stroll, wine taste, and enjoy the quaint atmosphere of Amador County. Sutter Creek, the jewel of Amador County & the Gold Country, is steeped in history being born of the California Gold Rush and nurtured by the deep rock gold mines of the 19th & 20th centuries.

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The history of Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek, known as the "Jewel of the Mother Lode," was named after John Sutter, who sent a party to the area in 1846 in search of timber. Sutter logged this area for a while before returning to his fort in Sacramento. Although plenty of placer gold was found there, gold-bearing quartz deposits were discovered in 1851 and mining those deposits for gold became the mainstay of the local economy for many years. With the prosperity brought by quartz mining, Sutter Creek became a boomtown. By 1932 the Central Eureka mine, begun in 1869, had reached the 2,300-foot (700 m) level. By 1939, it was the best-paying mine in Sutter Creek. The mines continued operations until 1942, when most gold mines were closed for manpower reasons during World War II. The Central Eureka mine reopened after the war and then shut down for good in 1951.

Contact Information

Address:
18 Main St
Sutter Creek, California
95685

Where is Sutter Creek

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Businesses in Sutter Creek, California

Here is a collection of local Sutter Creek, California businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Fine Eye Gallery

Art

Explore the unexpected

 

Gallery 10

Art

Original works of fine art

 

Eureka Street Inn

Lodging

Voted best in Gold Country Lodging

 

Foxes Inn of Sutter Creek

Lodging

A Victorian Jewel dating from the mid nineteenth century

 

Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast Inn

Lodging

An elegant English style Inn

 

Hanford House Inn

Lodging

A luxury B&B is located in historic Sutter Creek

 

Sutter Creek Inn

Lodging

Serving guests for more than forty years

 

Black Chasm Cavern

Museums / Attractions

Named a National Natural Landmark

 

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Museums / Attractions

Preserving the North Grove of giant sequoias

 

Sierra Ridge Vineyards

Museums / Attractions

Small-lot, award-winning wines

 

Back Roads Cafe

Restaurants

Homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and fresh-baked cookies

 

Hotel Sutter

Restaurants

Farmhouse flavors and elegant flair

 

J&D's Steakhouse

Restaurants

Serving Certified Angus Beef

 

Susan's Place - Wine Bar and Eatery

Restaurants

Fresh Mediterranean fare

 

Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium

Restaurants

Old-fashioned ice cream emporium

 

Alicia's

Shopping

Well curated antique glass and jewelry

 

Blondies Boutique

Shopping

High End clothing, jewelry, purses and shoes

 

Sutter Creek Boutique

Shopping

Women's fashions and apparel from more than 40 quality labels

 

Sutter Creek Cheese Shoppe

Shopping

An artisanal cheese shop

 

The Chocolate Lady

Shopping

Creator of fine chooclates