Sexton Road name changed to Victoria Avenue

by Celia
(Santa Paula, California)

When we first moved to the housing tract across Telegraph Road from Buena High School in 1962, the upper portion of Victoria Avenue was known as Sexton Road (or Avenue). It was also just one lane in each direction.

Wondering when it was changed from Sexton to Victoria at that intersection? Possibly at the same time the road was widened to two lanes each direction?

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Oct 07, 2014
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Sexton Canyon/Victora
by: Anonymous

I believe Victoria Road was put in when the housing development went in above Foothill, and Victoria was expanded in the 70's/80's for the government center. Victoria runs parallel with Sexton in the foothills. A portion of it was Sexton originally, but then split off. If you look at google map, it shows where Sexton now runs from foothill on the west of the development and into the oil lease and hills as Sexton Canyon. :)

Oct 07, 2014
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Sexton Road name changed to Victoria Avenue
by: Celia

Thank you! I had done a little research and knew that Sexton was a historical family name in Ventura County and after checking on Google, found that Sexton still exists.

When we lived there, that portion of the Santa Paula freeway was only graded, but had not yet been completed. Victoria extended all the way to the 101 freeway at that time and that the motel at that intersection was called the Victoria Motel. I believe the street signs said "Sexton" from the intersection of Telegraph-Victoria on up towards Foothill.

On a side note, the stipulation for me being able to take my Dad's Mustang, which had a stick shift, out on my own, was to be able to start it on a hill (Victoria) without rolling backwards.

Oct 29, 2016
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Sexton ranch Ventura
by: Anonymous

I just heard from an old timer living on north Bryan mawr the old farm house that is on north Bryan mawr was the Sexton ranch house and that whole area was the sexton ranch walnut so makes sense that Victoria ave ended at sexton road

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