US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Los Angeles County, California


The City of Good Neighbors

Page Contents for Hawthorne, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Hawthorne is approximately 71,349 (1990), 84293 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 29,214 (1990), 28486 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hawthorne is 15.367 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hawthorne is 6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hawthorne to Washington DC is 2435 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 364 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hawthorne is positioned 33.91 degrees north of the equator and 118.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near the Los Angeles International Airport
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

The Hawthorne Land Company was founded around 1905 by Benjamin I. Harding and Harry Dana Lombard when they purchase their property here. They proposed to build a town site of 80 acres where barley fields were then in place. Hawthorne was actually named for author, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Harding's daughter, Laurine Harding Woolwine, shared her birthday with Hawthorne and proposed the name for the new community. Hawthorne is both a residential and industrial area.

Here is a history page for Hawthorne.
Return to Index

The incorporation of Hawthorne

July, 1922


Aerospace Museum.
Return to Index

Hawthorne City Government

The City of Hawthorne
4455 W 126th St
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: 310-970-7902

Hawthorne Historical Events

Late 1950's
The popular and timeless group, The Beach Boys began right here in Hawthorne.

Late 1940's
Olympian and great athlete, Jim Thorpe lived here with his third wife, Patricia Askew, from 1946-49.

Hawthorne Chamber

Hawthorne Chamber Of Commerce
4444 S. El Segundo Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: 310-676-1163
Fax: 310-676-7661

Hawthorne Organizations

Hawthorne Chamber Of Commerce
4444 S. El Segundo Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: 310-676-1163
Fax: 310-676-7661

Hawthorne Libraries

Los Angeles County Library
12700 Grevillea Ave Hawthorne, CA90250-4310
Phone: 310-679-8193

Wiseburn Library
5335 W 135th St
Hawthorne, CA 90250-4948
Phone: 310-643-8880

Hawthorne Schools

Dana Middle School
13500 Aviation Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250-6462
Phone: 310-643-6165 or 310-643-3025

Wiseburn School District
5437 W 138th
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: 310-643-8826

Hawthorne School District
14120 Hawthorne Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250-7006
Phone: 310-676-2276 Hawthorne


The population of Hawthorne was:
1921 - 2,000
1930 - 6,595
1990 - 71,349

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search