From modest beginnings in 1882 as a railroad siding, Kingman has grown immensely. During World War II it was the site of a U.S. Army Air Force base, training some 35,000 soldiers and airmen.
Located in the heart of the longest remaining stretch of Route 66 between Chicago and Los Angeles, Kingman continues to be an important stop for Americans and Europeans still searching for kicks on Route 66.
Parts of what would become
Route 66 and Interstate 40 were surveyed by Lt. Edward Fitzgerald
Beale, a U.S. Navy officer, in 1857.