Wilmington, California is a small industrial town, incorporated into the city of Los Angeles. It is located adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles and San Pedro.
The zip codes for Wilmington are 90744 and 90748.
Wilmington is the site of Drum Barracks, aka Camp Drum, the only major American Civil War landmark in California.
The town was originally known as New San Pedro when it was founded in September 1858. It was located at the site of a wharf built by Phineas Banning, known as "Banning's Landing". The name was changed in 1863 in honor of Wilmington, Delaware, Banning's birthplace. A post office opened in 1864 was the second in Los Angeles County.
The first railroad in Southern California was built in 1869, and ran from Banning's Landing up to the city of Los Angeles.
Web Sites and Links
Banning Residence MuseumMuseum at the home of Phineas Banning. Includes history written as an adventure story, museum hours and merchandise catalog.
City of Wilmington, CaliforniaCommunity guide features local history, area businesses, map, pictures, and weather information.
Larry V. Robinson, D.D.S.Background, services, what's new, newsletter and financial information.
Wilmington Chamber of CommerceIntroduction to the community and chamber officers. Area attractions and activities highlights.