Fountain Valley is located in the state of California and a suburb to Orange County and was considered to be a commuter town that is considered to be a residential area for the upper-middle-class. The area where the present-day Fountain Valley stands was inhabited by the Tongva people, and the European settlers arrived in the site after Manuel Nieto was granted the land grant for the Rancho Los Nietos. After a few years, the control of the area was then transferred to Mexico upon its independence from Spain. It was transferred after to the United States under the Treaty of Guadalupe. The city was first named Talbert in 1957 before it was renamed to Fountain Valley after the high water table in the site at the time they were choosing for a name, as well as refers to the numbers of artesian wells that are present in the area.
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