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Gardnerville in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Brockliss Road

 
 
Brockliss Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 22, 2008
1. Brockliss Road Marker
Inscription. This was the name given to the present Centerville Lane on the 22nd day of October 1894 when it was declared a public road by order of the county commissioners. Opening of the road was made contingent on the willingness of ranchers along the section line to donate sufficient land for a right of way. The Brockliss Estate, near Sheridan, through which the western end passed, was the original Brockliss homestead taken up in 1860.

Centerville, comprising a bar opened by Chris Berning in 1902 and a blacksmith shop opened by John C. Rieman in 1903 and sold to Parks Brothers who moved here from Sheridan in 1901, marked the eastern end of Brockliss Road.

Carson Valley Marker No. 1
Douglas County Commissioners
Carson Valley Historical Society
N.S.P. 6-23-71
 
Erected 1971 by Douglas County Commissioners and the Carson Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 38° 54.622′ N, 119° 46.773′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Centerville Lane (Nevada Route 756) and Nevada Highway 88, on the left when traveling west on Centerville Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gardnerville NV 89460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Brockliss Road Marker (left) and Centerville Lane (right) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 22, 2008
2. Brockliss Road Marker (left) and Centerville Lane (right)
Looking down Centerville Lane due west towards Sheridan. The Sierra Nevada Mountains are in the background (the lower slopes are in Nevada, upper slopes in California).
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sheridan (approx. 2.6 miles away); Farmerís Telephone Company (approx. 2.6 miles away); Record Courier Building (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ritchford Hotel (approx. 2.7 miles away); J & T Basque Restaurant Building (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sharkey's Nugget (approx. 2.7 miles away); Arendt Jensen Merchandise (approx. 2.7 miles away); Adaven Building (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gardnerville.
 
More about this marker. The marker/monument is on the southwest corner of intersection of Highway 88 and Centerville Lane.
 
Also see . . .  Carson Valley Historical Marker Text. See especially the paragraphs on Gardnerville and Sheridan for short histories of each. (Submitted on August 28, 2008.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,113 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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