California Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County

California Historical Landmark 575
Highway 16 and Meiss Road

California Historical Landmark #575: Sloughhouse
12 October 2006
(Click Photo to Read Plaque)


Sloughhouse, prominent hotel and stage station on the road to the Amador mines, was a favorite stopping place for travellers, notably Leland Stanford. Constructed in 1850 by Jared Dixon Sheldon, it was destroyed by fire in 1890 and rebuilt the same year. Many descendants of pioneers of the community of Sloughhouse, which developed near Sheldon's establishment, still reside in this fertile valley of the Cosumnes.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 575

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with Liberty Parlor No. 213, Native Daughters of the Golden West, September 15, 1957.

The plaque for California Landmark 439: Sheldon Grist Mill is also located on this property.
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