Amador County

A Place From the Past Creating a Future

Amador County was the most intensely mined County in the entire Mother Lode Gold Rush of the 1800’s.  Mines operated here for close to 100 years, and then shut down.  The economy also shut down.  Ranching, timber and sawmills were left.  It was a “wide open” County until the 1960’s when Governor Edmund G. Brown sent the state in to shut down gambling and female enterprises.  In the later part of the 1900’s the sawmills were shut down and the County was in trouble

The bright side, however, was that many of the buildings in the town cores were of the Gold Rush era and while not replaced, they were maintained.  In addition, grapes had been grown here since the 1850’s and that industry was coming into its own, as America began a love affair with wine.  Tourism took off and a market for second and retirement homes emerged.  The County’s proximity to major highways and major metropolitan areas (with just enough distance to keep it unique) makes it a very desirable place for Lifestyle activities and investment.

Fiddlers

Back Roads in Amador County are some of the most beautiful in the area.  Car Clubs, bicyclists, walkers and runners, and a trove of groups visit here annually.  Fine Dining, family style and country food abound.  Antiques, art, custom clothing and jewelry shops are tucked into fascinating places as well as mine tours and museums.  There are over 500 rooms in Amador County available to visitors and travelers.

Starting on the Highway 49 corridor in the north of the County at Plymouth and continuing less than 20 miles to our County Seat in Jackson will take you by many of the main attractions.

Also, in the north, within 5 miles of Plymouth lie over 30 of our wineries in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  Wine tasting here is not a cattle call.  Likely you will be talking with owners and winemakers and other enthusiasts in a variety of delightful settings.  The Amador Flower Farm, with a wide variety of items, is known far and wide for its Day Lilies – over 800 varieties.

Check the event calendars for what is going on during your visit.  Make the trip to our Amador Home and Lifestyle Show more than a one stop day trip.  In fact, stay the night and have a wonderful time in a very affordable area that abounds with mystic beauty.

Flying Here

Sacramento International Airport is served by 150 flights daily with direct service to more than 20 destinations. Major carriers include Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines and many more.

Executive Airport (South Sacramento)

Mather Airport (Rancho Cordova)

Franklin Field (Elk Grove)

Rancho Murieta Airport (Rancho Murieta)

Westover Field (Jackson)

Amador Regional Transit System (ARTS)

ARTS offers public bus service throughout the County and to Sacramento. Call 209-267-9395 for schedules or more information.

Helpful Links

Place to go: http://www.amadorflowerfarm.com/
Great Lodging Suggestion: http://www.touramador.com/act/
Wineries: http://www.amadorwine.com
Things to do: Amador County Adventures
Places to stay: Amador County Accommodations
Amador County Fairgrounds: http://amadorcountyfair.com/

Amador Regional Transit System (ARTS)
ARTS offers public bus service throughout the County and to Sacramento. Call 209-267-9395 for schedules or more information.


Posted March 24, 2012 by rsanders21