Introduction to Auburn, California
Auburn, California, in Placer county, is 15 miles NE of Roseville, California (center to center) and 31 miles NE of Sacramento, California. The city is located in the Sacramento metropolitan area. Auburn has a population of 12,462.
The Nisenan, who were native people of America were the first inhabitants of this area. Modern settlers arrived in 1848. These settlers were gold miners who were going to the gold fields in Coloma, California. The party decided to settle down here after they discovered gold deposits. The area then developed rapidly as a mining camp, and adopted the name Auburn in 1849. It was incorporated in 1860.
Auburn and nearby Attractions
- Auburn State Recreation Area
- Auburn Public Library
- Gold Country Fairgrounds
- Auburn Skate Park
Things To Do In Auburn
Auburn is also known as the 'Endurance Capital of the World' because it is home to the Auburn State Recreation Area which hosts several endurance events. Auburn is a lively and energetic city. It offers many opportunities for shopping and dining. Those who are interested in knowing the glorious history of the city can visit the museums or participate in historical walking tours that are available in Old Town.
Air transportation is available from the Sacramento International Airport.
Auburn Higher Education
The Sierra College offers facilities for higher education.