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- 1The name given to the local railroad station of the Southern Pacific in the mid 1870s was taken from one the Actons in the east.
- 2Literally means "Upper Dena," referring to its location relative to Pasadena. The name was applied in 1887.
AlvaradoNamed after Juan B. Alvarado, governor of Mexican California 1836-1842.
Antelope ValleyvNamed for the graceful animal once found throughout California.
- 5Named for early resident Harriet Atwater Paramore.
BaldwinNamed for E.J. "Lucky" Baldwin.
BandinivNamed for Juan Bandini, a powerful local ranch owner.
Bel AirvNamed for developer Alfonso Bell.
Benedict CanyonNamed for Edson Benedict who filed a claim for the land.
Boyle HeightsNamed for founder Andrew Boyle
- 11Spanish for "asphaltum" or "tar." Name given to the local Spanish land grant.
CahuengavAn Indian name, probably derived from the name of a local Indian village in the Cahuenga Pass
Canoga ParkvBelieved to be named after Canoga, New York, which derived its name from the Native American village Ganogeh.
CastellammareItalian place name, "Castle by the Sea."
Centinela AdobeNamed for the Rancho de la Centinela, owned by Daniel Freeman.
- 16Named for 20th Century Fox Motion Picture Company.
Charter OakA local large oak tree was said to have reminded someone of the famous Charter Oak tree in Hartford, Connecticut.
- 18Named for Chatsworth in Devonshire, England.
Cheviot HillsNamed by developers Forrester and Mc Connell who had Scottish backgrounds.
CienegaThe present day name is actually a misspelling of the Spanish word "cienaga", meaning "marsh" or "swamp." The misspelling began with the name of the local ranch.
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