These nearby communities remained largely white early on despite integration.By the late 1960s, middle-class and upper-middle-class blacks found other areas more attractive to them.A series of town meetings were held to discuss incorporation of their little town. Compton donated his land to incorporate and create the city of Compton in 1889, but he did stipulate that a certain acreage be zoned solely for agriculture and named Richland Farms.
Some were unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County such as Ladera Heights, View Park and Windsor Hills, and others were cities such as Inglewood and, particularly, Carson.
Carson was significant because it had successfully thwarted attempts at annexation by neighboring Compton.
In 1867, Griffith Dickenson Compton led a group of 30 pioneers to the area.
These families had traveled by wagon train south from Stockton, California in search of ways to earn a living other than in the rapid exhaustion of gold fields.
Neighborhoods in Compton include Sunny Cove, Leland, Downtown Compton, and Richland Farms. Dominguez's name was later applied to the Dominguez Hills community south of Compton.