“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Valmy in Humboldt County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)


Valmy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael James, July 17, 2008
1. Valmy Marker
Inscription. Overlooking the Old California Emigrant Trail, Valmy was named after the Battle of Valmy in France. Established in 1910 by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company as a section point, Valmy served during the steam era as a water and fuel stop for the railroad.

Treaty Hill to the northwest marks a division point between the Paiute lands to the west and Shoshone lands to the east. For generations the scene of battles over two springs, Treaty Hill marks the site where peace was wrought by compromise, when two chiefs sat down and divided springs and territory between the warring tribes.

The first postoffice here was established as Stonehouse on November 26, 1890. The name was changed to Valmy March 24, 1915.
Erected 1971 by Neveda State Park System, Eugene & Julie Digrazia. (Marker Number 167.)
Location. 40° 47.328′ N, 117° 7.715′ W. Marker is in Valmy, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Marker is on the rest area at Exit 216 (Interstate 80), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valmy NV 89438, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Mountain (approx. 14.4 miles away).
Also see . . .  New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The marker has been amended to add information on the Battle of Valmy and to remove the reference of Valmy as a section point. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
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