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Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States (38.58106 -121.49390)

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Name: Sacramento topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 38.43757 -121.56012 38.68551 -121.36274
Minimum elevation: -3 m
Maximum elevation: 70 m
Average elevation: 13 m


By December 1848, John Sutter Jr., in association with Sam Brannan, began laying out the City of Sacramento, 2 miles south of his father's settlement of New Helvetia. This venture was undertaken against the wishes of Sutter Sr., however the father, being deeply in debt, was in no position to stop the venture. For commercial reasons the new city was named "Sacramento City," after the Sacramento River. Sutter Jr. and Brannon hired topographical engineer William H. Warner to draft the official layout of the city, which included 26 lettered and 31 numbered streets (today's grid from C St. to Broadway and from Front St. to Alhambra Blvd.). Unfortunately, a certain bitterness grew between the elder Sutter and his son as Sacramento became an overnight commercial success (Sutter's Fort, Mill and the town of Sutterville, all founded by John Sutter Sr., would eventually fail).

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