#0978 Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site


#0978 Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site

Site information:

4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach

Plaque and site are privately owned and gated. Site accessible during operating hours only.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Rancho Los Cerritos

The 27,000-acre Rancho was once part of an 18th-century Spanish land grant to soldier Manuel Nieto. The Monterey-style adobe was constructed in 1844 and served the Temple and Bixby families as headquarters for large-scale cattle and sheep ranching operations in the 19th century. In the 1880s the land was subdivided for farming and city development.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos. April 30, 1989

Registered 8/23/1988