Known as the Jewel of the Gold Country, Sutter Creek is a postcard-perfect mining era town situated in the center of Amador County. Offering an eclectic mix of retail shops showcasing everything from clothing, artisan jewelry and original art, to outdoor equipment and handcrafted furniture, Sutter Creek has something for everyone. Several restaurants, a handful of wine tasting rooms and comfortable bed and breakfast inns are sprinkled along Main Street, making it a perfect romantic weekend getaway.
Sutter Creek is situated on Historic Highway 49, between Jackson and Amador City.
Did you know?
Originally the home of the Miwok Indian tribe, the area was forever changed by the discovery of gold along the banks of Sutter’s Creek by a millwright named James Marshall.
Legend has it that settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when gold quartz was discovered in 1851.