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Where to go and where to stay in Amador County.

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Amador City, Ione, Jackson, Plymouth, Sutter Creek.

03 - Amador County

Amador County is the only county in the state named after a native Californian - Jose Maria Amador, a wealthy ranchero before the gold rush; whose great ranch covered much of what is now Amador Valley, near Danville.

The county seat of Amador County is Jackson; incorporated as a city in 1905.

Around Amador County

Amador City

Amador City is a charming gold rush town located just minutes from the Shenandoah Valley wine region along historic Highway 49, in California's Gold Country.

One of California’s smallest incorporated cities, with a population of just over 200 residents, Amador City is a little city with a lot to offer.


Ione is nestled in the beautiful oak covered foothills of the Gold Country. Residents and visitors to Ione enjoy a gentle climate, a pastoral setting with oak trees and farmlands, and a family-oriented atmosphere of a medium sized town.


Plymouth is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range; on Historic Highway 49, just south of Placerville. Every year Plymouth hosts the Amador County Fair.

Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek is named after a saw-mill owner in Coloma; where the first 'Mother Lode' gold was found, in January of 1848.

Sutter Creek Inn:
Located between Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe, in the heart of California's Gold Country, the Sutter Creek Inn is eight minutes from the Shenandoah Valley Wine Country and close to up-country skiing and hiking.

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