Sutter County at a Glance
Situated between two rivers, the
Sacramento and the Feather, Sutter County covers an area of 606.8 square miles
(388,359 acres). Sutter County is perhaps most renowned for being home to the
smallest mountain range in the world, the Sutter Buttes.
Sutter County is proud of its agricultural
heritage and has the distinction of developing the seedless grape, a product
which revolutionized the raisin industry. Another agricultural development in
Sutter County was the origination of a hardy, prolific strain of wheat by Edward
Proper in 1868.
Sutter County is also known for its
rice, walnut, peach, tomato and prune production. In fact, the production of
peaches is so great that every year, the Annual Peach Festival takes place.
The southern half of the County
shares its borders with the counties of Sacramento, Yolo and Placer. The
neighbors of the northern half include Colusa, Butte and Yuba counties.
Within a one-hour drive radius, residents of Sutter County
have access to three state universities, a major metropolitan airport, the State
Capitol, and the recreational areas of the Sierra Mountain Range. Local
recreational features include hunting and fishing.