Walnut is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Like much of the surrounding area, Walnut’s history is steeped in an 1840 land grant which exchanged hands and fates many times. Walnut’s name was derived from the Rancho Los Nogales land grant, Nogales being the Spanish word for Walnut.
Walnut has long since left behind is history as a ranch. Today, Walnut is an affluent city and with exceptions to some busy intersections (such as Grand avenue and Amar near Mt. San Antonio College), the hill-dotted city is relatively quiet in comparison to nearby neighborhoods like La Puente and West Covina. The city covers nearly nine square miles (23 km2) and is home to hundreds of businesses. Walnut’s topography is the perfect setting for the small creeks that run throughout local parks.