Elk Grove History

In this Section we provide two distinct sets of stories for Elk Grove.


First, we present a variety of family histories of the Greater Elk Grove area, including when they settled here, where and how they came, details about their lives, occupations and their involvement in community activities.


Second, we present the story of those who were intensely affected by a world event, which, like none other since the Gold Rush, has had cascading effects on Elk Grove which, dramatically and permanently, altered the fabric and vibrancy of the community. This event was the Vietnam War.

Finally, we present present the stories of local area Veterans from various conflicts in American History.