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Anaheim City

Orange County, California

Anaheim City Hall is located at 200 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92805.
Phone: 714‑765‑4311.

Frederick A. Backs House

Photo: Frederick A. Backs House, circa 1902, located at 215 North Claudina Street, Anaheim. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Photographed by User:AnaliliaP (own work), 2020, [cc-4.0], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed December, 2021.

Anaheim was incorporated as a City in 1876.

Since its founding in 1857, the City of Anaheim has grown from its original 1.8 square-mile townsite west of the Santa Ana River to its current boundary of approximately 50 square miles—the 10 largest city in the State. Originally a small farming community of German immigrants, Anaheim has always been a community that embraced immigrants from around the world in pursuit of "The American Dream."


Anaheim as described in 1939 [1]

Anaheim is the second oldest California town founded as an experiment in communal living. German settlers arrived in 1857. The name is a union of "Ana," from Santa Ana River, with the German word for home. In the City Park, bounded by Lemon, Palm, Cypress and Sycamore Streets, is a Greek theater.

  1. Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration, California: A Guide to the Golden State, American Guide Series, Hastings House, Publishers, New York, 1939.

Nearby Towns: Garden Grove City • Orange City • Santa Ana City •