Place:Sacramento, California, United States

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NameSacramento
Alt namesSacramentosource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.467°N 121.317°W
Located inCalifornia, United States     (1850 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Sacramento County is a county in the U.S. state of California. Its county seat is Sacramento, which is also the state capital. As of 2010, the county had a population of 1,418,788.

Sacramento County is the largest of eight counties within the Greater Sacramento area. The county covers about in the northern portion of the California Central Valley, on into Gold Country. Sacramento County extends from the low delta lands between the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River north to about ten miles (16 km) beyond the State Capitol and east into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The southernmost portion of Sacramento County has direct access to San Francisco Bay.

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History

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Sacramento County was one of the original counties of California, which were created in 1850 at the time of statehood.

The county was named after the Sacramento River, which forms its western border. The river was named by Spanish cavalry officer Gabriel Moraga for the Santisimo Sacramento (Most Holy Sacrament), referring to the Catholic Eucharist.

Alexander Hamilton Willard, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, is buried in the old Franklin Cemetery.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1848 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1858 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 9,087
1860 24,142
1870 26,830
1880 34,390
1890 40,339
1900 45,915
1910 67,806
1920 91,029
1930 141,999
1940 170,333
1950 277,140
1960 502,778
1970 631,498
1980 783,381
1990 1,041,219

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