Puneet Varma

Victor, Utah

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Country  United States
County  Emery
Abandoned  1920
Elevation  1,684 m
State  Utah
Founded  1910
GNIS feature ID  1437712
Local time  Sunday 5:04 PM
Victor, Utah
Weather  13°C, Wind W at 14 km/h, 39% Humidity

Victor is a ghost town in Emery County, Utah, United States. It was inhabited from 1910 to 1920.

Contents

Map of Victor, Utah 84501, USA

History

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. 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.

References

Victor, Utah Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Mysterious Shadows
Anthony Jasmin
Roberto Punčec
Topics