Kingman in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Lewis Kingman Park
A civil engineer who pioneered railroad location and construction in the western United States and Mexico.
During 1886-87 he supervised the construction of 1353 miles of railroad.
During the construction of the railroad through this area, he established the railroad camp where the town of Kingman now stands.
Erected 1966 by Arizona Highway Department.
Location. 35° 12.052′ N, 114° 1.553′ W. Marker is in Kingman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker can be reached from East Andy Devine Avenue 0.6 miles east of Stockton Hill Road. Click for map. Marker is in Lewis Kingman Park facing Andy Devine Ave. Marker is in this post office area: Kingman AZ 86401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Trovatore Motel (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. John's United Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bonelli House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mohave Center Plaza of Valor (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mohave County Jail (approx. 1.6 Mohave County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); U. S. Post Office (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingman.
Also see . . .
1. Famous People of Kingman. A short biography of Lewis Kingman and links to information on other famous people from Kingman. (Submitted on April 5, 2010.)
2. A Letter From Lewis Kingman. The following letter, handwritten and signed by Lewis Kingman, is dated Oct. 15, 1889. It was an inquiry concerning a possible job opening. At the time, Kingman was serving as city engineer in Topeka, Kan. The letter was found in personal items belonging to Kingman's son and was handed down to Richard Kingman, who is Lewis Kingman's grandson and who lives in Topeka. Due to the difficulty of deciphering Kingman's handwriting, some of the names mentioned may be misspelled here. (Submitted on April 5, 2010.)
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