Buena Park, CA
Buena Park is a city in northwestern Orange County, California, about 12 miles (20km) northwest of downtown Santa Ana, the county seat. As of Census 2010 the population was 80,530. The city, which tags itself as Center of the Southland, is home to several tourist attractions, most notably Knott's Berry Farm. It is located within the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Original Spanish explorers settled on the enormous ranchos by land grants made by the King of Spain. Manuel Nieto of the Portol expeditions received such a grant in 1783, which was divided by his heirs into five separate ranchos in 1834. One of them, 46,806-acre (189.42km2) Rancho Los Coyotes, included the current site of the City of Buena Park. The ranchos adobe headquarters lay on what is now Los Coyotes Country Clubs golf course.