The Story of Victorville

Victorville is a short drive from Los Angeles, California, and home to the California Route 66 Museum. Here is the city’s history from the time it received its first name, Victor, in the nineteenth century to the construction and subsequent opening of Holiday Inn Victorville in the twentieth century.

1885: The Town is Named

Named “Victor” after Jacob Nash Victor, who played a prominent role in constructing the California Southern Railroad, the community was established. 

1886: A Town Plan is Prepared

The town plan was prepared in January 1886, creating a grid pattern, which provided for property between A through G streets and First through Eleventh Street.

1901: The Community is Renamed

The United States Post Office changed the community’s name from Victor to Victorville due to confusion associated with Victor, Colorado (Victorville, CA).

1926: U.S. Route 66 was Established

The famous Route 66 – which inspired several TV series, movies, and songs – was, according to the National Historic Route 66 Federation, officially designated as such in 1926. A stretch of the highway provided a transportation corridor through Victorville.

1962: The City of Victorville Was Incorporated

With a population of 8,110 and a land area of 9.7 square miles, Victorville becomes an incorporated general law city in San Bernardino County.

1971: Holiday Inn Victorville Opens

You are sure to find all the comforts of home at Holiday Inn Victorville. Conveniently located off Highway 15, our clean and spacious rooms include mini-refrigerators and coffee makers and 42-inch flat-panel televisions.

Visitors will also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and can get in a morning, afternoon, or evening workout in our fitness center.

Whether you are vacationing for pleasure or business, Victorville is minutes away from the Apple Valley Golf Club, and a short drive to Big Bear Mountain Resort. The city is also home to the Route 66 Museum and Mojave Narrows Regional Park.

Please click here to book your next vacation with us.

History.” Holiday Inn Victorville.
“Jacob Victor.” San Bernardino County Sentinel.
“Our History.” Victorville, California.
“The History of Route 66.” The National Historic Route 66 Federation.

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