Citrus Heights History

Historic Plaques 

Historic Plaques mark various sites in our community that are of historic interest such as the Sylvan Cemetery and Rusch Home. These are proud and charming chronicles of a rural lifestyle from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. For more information access the Self-Guided Tour Manual (PDF).

The Historic Resources Survey

This Historic Resources Survey was created by historic preservation expert, Carol Roland, to develop the Citrus Heights Historical Resources Survey (PDF). The material in the survey was utilized to adopt recommendations regarding the relative significance of historic sites within the community.

Historical Publications

Historical publications relating to the history of Citrus Heights are housed at City Hall; view a list of available Citrus Heights History Publications (PDF). If you are interested in viewing a copy of a certain publication, please contact our City Clerk, Amy Van by email.

The 14 Mile House

The 14 Mile House has officially been designated as a California Point of Historical Interest by the California Office of Historic Preservation. The site is now listed in the official California State Register. The building is the last of the many early inns built to serve the freight wagons along the Auburn Road. The building dates back to 1849, and is likely one of the oldest buildings in Sacramento County, even though it has been moved and remodeled. The Nomination Application (PDF) content has been adapted into a user friendly format for Citrus Heights residents.