Jacob Nash Victor

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Jacob Nash Victor
Born (1835-04-02)April 2, 1835
Sandusky County, Ohio
Died October 3, 1907(1907-10-03) (aged 72)
San Bernardino, California
Known for construction of California Southern Railroad

Jacob Nash Victor (April 2, 1835, Sandusky County, Ohio – October 3, 1907, San Bernardino, California),[1] son of Henry Clay Victor & Gertrude Nash, was a civil engineer who worked as General Manager of the California Southern Railroad, a subsidiary of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Victor oversaw the construction in the early 1880s of the California Southern between Colton and Barstow, California, including the section that is now one of the busiest rail freight routes in the United States, Cajon Pass.

The city of Victorville, California, is named in his honor.[2]


  1. ^ LeClaire, Barbara (March 26, 2009). "Jacob Nash Victor (1835-1907)". Find-A-Grave. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ City of Victorville, California (March 1, 2007). "Victorville City History". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-11. 


  • Serpico, Philip C. (1988). Santa Fé Route to the Pacific. Palmdale, California: Omni Publications. pp. 18–24. ISBN 0-88418-000-X. 
  • Waters, Leslie L. (1950). Steel Trails to Santa Fe. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press. pp. 131–133.