Sutter County

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Sutter County is named for Johann Augustus Sutter, who was a Swiss pioneer during the California Gold Rush and a rancher.


Created:  February 18, 1850

County Seat: 

Nicolaus    1850

Auburn      1850

Vernon      1851

Nicolaus    1851 – 1855

Yuba City  1855 – present


County Courthouse – Yuba City 


Location:  446 Second Street / C Street

Built:  1871 – 1872

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Gosling, Bennett, Ball and Bender

Contractor:  Swan and Hudson


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored brick and wood structure. The east front has a large portico supported by four columns which rise to a pediment at the roof line. There are pediments on the north, west and south sides at the roof line. The windows are arched. On the center of the roof is an octagonal; cupola. The building was rebuilt in the same style in 1899 to 1900, after the fire. The contractor was Swan and Hudson. Alterations on the building were completed in 1922 to 1923 when a room was added for jurors on the upper floor at the rear of the court room, the county treasurer’s quarters were enlarged, and the jail made more secure.


Note: The courthouse replaced the 1858 courthouse which was designed and built by J R Deardorff and which burned on December 20, 1871. The present courthouse was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1899.


County Judicial Court – Yuba City




Location:  446 Second Street / C Street

Built:  1960 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Robert S Oliver

Contractor:  Lamon Construction Company, Inc.


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story concrete and glass structure. The east front has vertical concrete dividers and glass windows between. The roof has east –west ridges forming a series of peaks along the east and west sides. The entrance is located towards the north side of the east front and there is a cantilevered roof section running north.


County Office Building – Yuba City




Location:  463 Second Street / C Street

Built:  1952 – 1953

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Harry J Devine

Contractor:  Edwin Von Gelden ( engineer )


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story structure. The building is rectangular with the west side of the first story projecting and having long vertical windows. On the northeast corner is an extended section. The west front entrance is recessed and rises to three stories with glass panels above the first story entrance. The roof line is flat.


New County Courthouse – Yuba City




Location:  1077 Civic Center Drive / Butte House Road

Built:  2014 – 2016

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ross Drulis Cusenbery  of Sonoma

Contractor:  Swinerton Builders of Sacramento


Description:  The building faces west  and is a three story structure. The building is scheduled for completion in 2016



N – Butte County

E – Yuba County and Placer County

S – Sacramento County

W – Yuba County and Colusa County















































Photos taken 2013 and 2015