Seal Beach, CA
Seal Beach is a city in Orange County, California. The city was incorporated on October 25, 1915. A majority of the city’s acreage is devoted to the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach military base.
History of Seal Beach, CA
Early on, the area that is now Seal Beach was known as “Anaheim Landing”, as the boat landing and seaside recreation area named after the nearby town of Anaheim. The site of Anaheim Landing is now registered as a California Historical Landmark.
By the 20th century, it was known as Bay City, but there was already a Bay City located in Northern California. When the time came to incorporate on October 25, 1915, the town was named Seal Beach. The town became a popular recreation destination in the area, and featured a beach-side amusement park long before Disneyland was founded inland.
The United States Navy’s Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach was originally constructed during World War II for loading, unloading, and storing of ammunition for the Pacific Fleet, and especially those US Navy warships home-ported in Long Beach and San Diego, California. With closure of the Concord Naval Weapons Station in Northern California, it has become the primary source of munitions for a majority of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Population of Seal Beach, CA
The population of Seal Beach, CA was 24,168 as of the 2010 census.
Top employers in Seal Beach, CA
- Siemens Medical Solutions
- First Team Real Estate
- Farmers & Merchants Bank
- Bixby Ranch Company
- Spaghettini Grill
- Custom Building Products
- Autism Partnership
- P2F Holdings
- Health Net
- Original Parts Group
Seal Beach, CA Zip Codes: 90740
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