Life in Amador County, California

Q: Where is Amador County located?
Amador County is located in north eastern California, in the moutain range of Sierra Nevada. It is bordered by Calaveras County and the Mokelumne River to the south, Sacramento County to the west, the Cosumnes River to the south.

Q: What is special about AmadorCounty?
Amador County is part of Gold Country, also known as Mother Lode Country. This area is known for its gold mines and was an important part of the California Gold Rush in 1849.

Q: What are Amador County's largest cities?
Jackson, California is the central hub for Amador County. The city of Ione supplied many of the miners during the California Gold Rush. Other towns include Pioneer, Volcano, Amador City, Sutter Creek, Fiddletown, Drytown, Pine Grove, Martell and River Pines.

Q: What is there to do in Amador County?
The city of Plymouth is part of the Shenandoah Valley wine region. More than 40 wineries are located in the area. Amador County is well known for its' abundance of Zinfandel vineyards.

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