Lewis Kingman - The city of Kingman, Arizona was named for Lewis Kingman, a civil engineer for what was then the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad constructed in the 1880s. Mr. Kingman surveyed a railroad route between New Mexico and California.
Lewis Kingman surveyed the route between Albuquerque, New Mexico and Needles, California in 1880.
Since 1882 Kingman has been the shopping and shipping center for northwestern Arizona. Lewis Kingman supervised the building of the railroad from Winslow to Beale's Springs, which is near the present location of the city of Kingman.