Victor

Name:

Victor

County:

Emery

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

39°24’05″N 110°42’56″W

Elevation:

5,525 ft (1,684 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Victor is a ghost town in Emery County, Utah, United States. It was inhabited from 1910 to 1920. The community has the name of George W. Victor, a postal worker.

Remains:

Victor was established in 1910, when a burst dam treated the soil near Desert Lake with alkaline water, preventing farming. Residents of Desert Lake, a town located near the lake, had to relocate to a more fertile area in order to continue farming. They chose a spot 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Elmo. The town was soon named Victor. Homes and a schoolhouse were built in town. Farming was more difficult at Victor, because the area was much drier than Desert Lake. Sand dunes located near the town were often blown by wind onto farmland and the surrounding buildings.

Established:

1910

Disestablished:

1920

Current Status:

In 1920, the continuous lack of rain caused the residents of Victor to leave. The schoolhouse and a couple of foundations remain in the town site.

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