In 1906 the Pacific Electric Railway began operations through the area. Within four years the train was so busy that they ran two cars, both ways. The people of Stanton found the Pacific Electric to be a great asset because it gave them a mainline into Los Angeles for business purposes and made it easy for agents of the Stearns Rancho Corporation to bring prospective buyers out to see the land.
Stanton remained an incorporated community until 1924. At an election held on July 22, 1924, the voters decided to disincorporate to allow the State to construct roads in the territory. On August 8, 1924, the City Clerk, Della M. Davis, filed disincorporation papers with the Secretary of State. The City did not reincorporate until 1956.
On May 15, 1956 a successful election was held on incorporation. On June 4, 1956, the City of Stanton was officially incorporated under the general law form of government as specified by the State of California. Upon recommendation of the Stanton Women's Civic Club in October 1959, the Jacaranda was selected as the City Tree, and the Bird of Paradise was selected as its City Flower.
Contests to generate a new City seal and motto were conducted in early 1987. The motto, "Community Pride & Forward Vision" was adopted in March of 1987 and has led the City forward over the last thirty-plus years. The colors selected for the seal each have their unique meaning: dark blue for diligence, gold for abundance and harvest and light blue to represent justice.
On January 24, 1989, Mr. Ard Keuilian of the indoor swap meet of Stanton officially presented to the City of Stanton a duplicate of the Stanton flag they had made which hangs on one of three flagpoles in front of the indoor swap meet building. On January 24, 1989, the City Flag was adopted.
Rodeo 39 Pubic Market located on Beach Blvd, opened in 2020In recent years, Stanton has experienced rapid growth in the commercial, industrial and residential sectors, creating a well-balanced community. Our Community & Economic Development Department has been extremely successful in improving the quality of life in the City through the revitalization of its commercial and residential areas.
The City of Stanton, a municipal corporation, operates under the Council-Manager form of government and provides a full range of quality municipal services through its various operating departments and contracted services. As such, every citizen in the City is a stakeholder entitled to be heard on City issues.