Colloquially known as “Sactown” and the “City of Trees,” Sacramento is the county seat of Sacramento County, California. Located where the American meets the Sacramento River (from which the city received its name), “Sacto” is the state capital of California. As of 2014, Sacramento has a population just over 485,000, making it the sixth-largest city in the Golden State, and the 35th-largest city in the United States.
A family of Swiss immigrants is a large reason why we Americans can now enjoy the great city of Sacramento. John and John, Jr., along with the help of James W. Marshall, worked tirelessly to construct Sutter’s Fort. By the time the California Gold Rush came along, Sacramento was a major commercial destination.
Members of the Nisenan and Plains Miwok Native American Tribes were among Sacramento’s original inhabitants, having lived there for thousands of years prior to the arrival of Spanish explorers. Later, as a result of opium wars between the French, British and Chinese, Sacramento experienced a large influx of Asian immigrants.
Sacramento’s largest employers include the City Hall; the state of California; San Juan Unified School District; Sacramento County; Sacramento City Unified School District; UC Davis Health System; Elk Grove Unified School District; Dignity Health/Catholic Healthcare West; Sutter Health; Intel; and Kaiser Permanente.
Sacramento is home to a rich arts and culture scene. Indeed, Sactown boasts such popular attractions as the Eagle Theatre, the Sacramento Convention Center Complex, the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the California Musical Theatre, and the B Street Theatre, among numerous other museums, concert halls, and performance centers.
Despite its modest size, Sacramento is home to numerous media outlets. Indeed, residents enjoy Comstock’s Magazine; Sactown Magazine; Government Technology Magazine; Sacramento Magazine; The Sacramento Bee; Sacramento Business Journal; The Sacramento Observer; and Sacramento News & Review.
Sacramento’s sister cities include Valencia (Spain); Ashkelon (Israel); Yongsan-gu (South Korea); Bethlehem (Palestine); San Juan de Oriente (Nicaragua); Chisinau (Moldova); Pasay City (Philippines); Hamilton (New Zealand); Mexicali (Mexico); Jinan (China); Matsuyama (Japan); Liestal (Switzerland); and Manila (Philippines).
The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located at 720 9th Street in Sacramento, California, 95814.