Located in the southwestern part of the state of California and a city in Los Angeles County. Compton can be tracked as originally part of the Rancho San Pedro, which is part of the Spanish land grants that dates back in 1784. The area was originally founded as a Methodist colony and named after the pioneer settler, G.D. Compton in 1867. The area was originally developed as a village that will primarily serve for farming. Following a destructive earthquake in 1933, the business district of the city was severely damaged then made the city extensively urbanized and modernized. Several parts of the city were vandalized during riots in 1992. Compton’s population is dominantly African Americans and which is now a residential suburb and a market center wherein it is being surrounded by various diversified industries.
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