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ORANGE COUNTY ALMANAC : Name Changes

October 18, 1995

In 1887, Fullerton had a street called Placentia Avenue. When residents of a nearby town of the same name demanded that the street be renamed, it was changed to Northam Avenue.

When the city was incorporated in 1904, the name was changed again--to Chapman Avenue in honor of the first mayor, Charles C. Chapman.

Source: "Placentia, A Pleasant Place" by Virginia L. Carpenter

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