About this area:
Butte County is located in the northern portion of the Sacramento Valley. Surrounding counties include Plumas to the northeast, Tehama to the northwest, and Glenn to the west, with Sutter, Yuba, and Colusa counties bordering to the south. Major transportation routes in the county include highways 99 and 70. Butte County is also home to a municipal airport and two railroad lines, which provide both freight and passenger services.