About Bell, California

The city of Bell is part of the Los Angeles County in the state of California. It is situated on the western shores of the Los Angeles River and about 6 miles south east of downtown Los Angeles. The city also belongs to the 25 smallest cities in the United States in terms of number of population. It has a total land area of 2.4 sq. mi. According to history, the city’s origin was dated way back in 500 B.C. when the Gabrieliño Indians migrated to the area to establish a small community. It was on the years between 1870 and 1890 when other settlers from different places started to transfer in the place and among them is James George Bell, one of the pioneers and founder of Bell. The city was incorporated in 1927. The Bell House, of which the family of Bell lived, is a Victorian style home and now considered as a historical landmark in the city. It is located at 4401 East Gage Ave. The J&F Design, a Bobby Jack Brand clothing company, has its main headquarter in the city. The Bell Community Center, Treder Park, Camp Little Bear Park and Lodge, Ernest Debs Park (Casa de Futbol), and the Veterans Memorial Park are the recreational resources and facilities in Bell. The Primary and Secondary schools within the city limits are Corona Avenue Elementary School, Woodlawn Avenue Elementary School, Nueva Vista Elementary School, Chester W. Nimitz Middle School, Ellen Ochoa Learning Center, and the Bell High School. Al-Hadi School is the only private school in the city.

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