Jacobabad

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Jacobabad
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Presidency: Bombay
Coordinates: 28.276944°N 68.451389°E
Altitude: 55m (180 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Jacobabad
State/Province: Sindh
Country: Pakistan
Transport links
North Western Railway
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Jacobabad was the chief town and headquarters of the Upper Sind Frontier District of the Sind division of Bombay Presidency during the British period.

Spelling variants

Modern name: Jacobabad
Variants: Yaqubabad
Former name: Khangharh

John Jacob's grave

History

Founded on the site of the village of Khangharh by Major (later Brigadier-General) John Jacob in 1847. A town municipality was established in 1878.

Health

  • Civil Hospital

Government Buildings

  • Residency
  • Army Remount stables
  • Kacheri (law courts)
  • Municipal Office
  • Veterinary Dispensary

Military

The cantonment was located to the left of the Residency. It was abolished in 1914.

Transportation

Railways

Jacobabad was a station on the Quetta-Pishin line of the North Western Railway.

Sites of Interest

Victoria Tower
  • Residency of General John Jacob
  • Tomb of General Jacob
  • Victoria Clock Tower (1887)

Further Reading

  • Smyth, J. W. "Gazetteer of the Province of Sind volume VII Upper Sind Frontier District," Bombay 1919. Reprinted by Sang-e-Meel Publications, Lahore 2005

External links

Jacobabad Town Imperial Gazetteer
Brigadier General John Jacob CB of Jacobabad 1812 – 1858 www.myjacobfamily.com

Historical books online