Jacob Nash Victor

Jacob Nash Victor
Born(1835-04-02)April 2, 1835
DiedOctober 3, 1907(1907-10-03) (aged 72)
Known forconstruction 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 and 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.