Old Town Elk Grove is a neat little spot within Sacramento County borders, in the City of Elk Grove. It was founded in 1850.
Many of the buildings in Old Town date back to the 1800s. The city of Elk Grove has been active in restoring and preserving the historic and unique history in its Old Town section.
On Saturday, May 21st 2011, they will celebrate their 4th Annual Spring Festival and Chili Cook Off. The event is a crowd pleaser for local residents and visitors alike. The event will occur between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, at 2nd Avenue and Derr Road, Old Town Elk Grove.
There is a variety of businesses in the area. One of my favorites is Old Town Pizzeria, 9677 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove. If you're in the area, give it a try!
Because I have an interest in the older historic sections of our communities and cities, the photos above are of Old Town Elk Grove, which acted as a stage stop. During the California Gold Rush, the community provided vital business, mail service and entertainment for gold miners. Old Town is located approximately 1 mile east of Highway 99.
The community has a calendar of events posted on their Old Town website, which provides the "what's happenin' now of celebrations and fun packed activities throughout the year.
Elk Grove, situated about 15 miles to the south of historic Sutter's Fort, acted as a crossroads for those traveling between California Gold Country and the fort in Sacramento.
The town has strong agricultural roots, which are still evident today, although, in recent years, it became a rapidly growing residential suburb of Sacramento. Elk Grove incorporated as a city on July 1st 2000.
You can click the following link for more information about Old Town Elk Grove.