About Lompoc & Santa Ynez Valleys- Real Estate
Lompoc is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. The city was incorporated in 1888. The population was up to 42,434 as of 2010. Before the European settlement, the area around Lompoc was inhabited by the Chumash. The city name is derived from a Chumash word "Lum Poc" that means "stagnant waters" or "lagoon." The Spanish called it "lumpoco." The Mexican government granted the land around Lompoc as the Rancho Lompoc in 1837 land grant. The United States gained control of California in the Mexican-American War, and the valley was acquired by Thomas Dibblee, Albert Dibblee and William Welles Hollister, the latter of whom sold his portion of the land to the Lompoc Valley Land Company. From this portion that the present-day Lompoc was established as a temperance colony. The city of Lompoc is known as the flower seed capital of the world.
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