Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
General John A. Sutter
February 15, 1808 – June 18, 1880
Founder of New Helvetia
The beginning of Sacramento
Builder of Sutter’s Fort
A man of vision and compassion who deserves the respect and gratitude of Americans and Swiss
Erected 1987 by the people of Switzerland, Swiss Americans and Friends, the United Swiss Lodge of California-Sacramento (October 10, 1987).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 38° 34.305′ N, 121° 28.207′ W. Marker was in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker was at the intersection of 28th Street and L Street, on the left when traveling south on 28th Street. Statue and marker are on the Northwest Corner of "L" and 28th Streets, across from Sutters Fort State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 2701 L Street, Sacramento CA 95816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Coloma Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutter's Fort California State Indian Museum (about 600 feet away); New Helvetia Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Albert M. Winn (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dunn Mansion (approx. half a mile away); William McKinley Park (approx. half a mile away); McKinley Rose Garden (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Regarding General John A. Sutter. This monument was removed by Sutter Medical.
This marker, the statue and time capsule were removed during the iconoclasm of 2020 and returned to the Helvetia Verein Swiss society. In February 2021, Helvetia Verein presented the items to Georgetown Parlor #91, Native Sons of the Golden West, for display at the Native Sons' Memorial Park and Cemetery. Work will commence in the spring to construct a base and install the statue etc., after which they will be formally rededicated and displayed with pride.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Burial site of John A. Sutter, Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA.
Also see . . .
1. S.F. Museum - John Sutter. (Submitted on September 7, 2008.)
2. Sutter's Fort State Historic Park. (Submitted on September 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. John Sutter Statue Removed. (Submitted on June 16, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,765 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on February 17, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 3. submitted on September 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 4. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.