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Lomita
Los Angeles County, California

ZipCodes
90717




Page Contents for Lomita, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Lomita is approximately 20,046 2000, 20256 2010.
The approximate number of families is 8,295 2000, 8068 2010.
The amount of land area in Lomita is 4.906 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lomita to Washington DC is 2435 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 372 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lomita is positioned 33.79 degrees north of the equator and 118.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in the general Los Angeles area
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History & History Related Items

For many years, large landowners had ranchos in this area. Rancho Los Palos Verdes was divided up and sold to 17 different buyers in 1882. The area that would later become Lomita was mostly sold to Ben Weston and the Ranch WAter Company, owned by Nathaniel Andrew Narbonne. Although there's no question that Lomita derives its name from the Spanish for "little hills," there is apparently some disagreement over justwhooriginally bestowed the name.

Lomita is Spanish for little hills, but no one is entirely sure how the city claimed its name. Some say early founders named it as they surveyed the land. others say the name "Lomita del Toro" appears on early maps.

Here is a history page for Lomita.
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Attractions

Lomita Railroad Museum
2137 W. 250th Street
Lomita, CA
Phone: 310-326-6255
Irene Lews built this museum as a tribute to her late husband who manufactured miniature locomotivges. The station is a replica of a Massachusetts gingerbread-style depot and holds many displays including lanterns, dining car tableware and other rail memorabilia.
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Lomita City Government

City of Lomita
Phone: 310 325-7110

Lomita Libraries

Lomita Public Library
24200 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
Phone: 310 539-4515 Lomita

Miscellany

The populatoin of Lomita was:
1990 - 19,382
2000 - 20,046

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