Introduction to Signal Hill, California
Signal Hill, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles NE of Long Beach, California.
Signal Hill History
Signal Hill was named after the hill where oil was discovered on June 23, 1921. The Tongva Indians originally used the area for signal fires. Signal Hill was incorporated as a city on April 22, 1924. Jessie Nelson became the first mayor of the city and eventually became the first female mayor of California.
Signal Hill and Nearby Attractions
- Sunset County Beach.
- Queen Mary Museum.
- Aquarium of the Pacific.
- Cerritos Regional County Park.
- Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
- Long Beach Museum of Art.
Things To Do In Signal Hill
The Aquarium of the Pacific, the RMS Queen Mary and the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium are all accessible from Signal Hill. Those interested in the area's history can visit the Museum of Latin American Art, the Banning Residence Museum or the Long Beach Museum of Art. The Sunset County Beach and the Cerritos Regional County Park are nearby as well.
Signal Hill Transportation
Los Angeles International is nearby.
Signal Hill Higher Education
Long Beach City College and California State University-Long Beach are some of the local colleges and universities.