Named one of the best
places to vacation by Money Magazine,Sutter Creek offers "a
healthy dose of nature at its most spectacular but is not a
retreat from civilization -- that is, it offers a wide variety of
attractions, from outdoor adventure to cultural events and even
fine dining." Money Mag. April 2001.
The town takes its name
from the creek and the creek takes its name from John A. Sutter
who owned the sawmill in Coloma where gold was first found in the
Mother Lode in January of 1848.
Sutter Creek achieved
prominence as the supply center for all the mines that circled the
town. It was hard rock mining more than placer mining that helped
the town to boom.