Barstow, California

San Bernardino County


Barstow is a city with 22,639 inhabitants ( 2010) in San Bernardino County in the U.S. state of California. It lies at the foot of the Calico Mountains in the Mojave Desert, about halfway between the cities of Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The city covers an area of ​​87 square kilometers.


The city was named after the president of the Santa Fe Railway Company William Barstow Strong.

Even today, the place is marked by the railroad. Barstow is located at the intersection of Interstate 15 and Interstate 40, which begins here. The historic Route 66 was prior to their task through the town.

First, the place was a place to find gold and silver, a decade later, the economic upturn.

Attractions include:

  • Military Fort Irwin ( National Training Center )
  • Calico Ghost Town is 17 kilometers east
  • Early Man museum of ancient stone tools, artifacts of the mining times
  • Mojave River Museum of Minerals show, archaeological finds, Indian artifacts
  • Historical Station Harvey House Railroad Depot


The city is governed by a five-member City Council, consisting of four city councilors and the mayor. The term of office of members shall be four years, and every two years two councilors are elected.

Sons and daughters of the town