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Austin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Austin Churches

 
 
Austin Churches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
1. Austin Churches Marker
Inscription. St. George's Episcopal Church to the east was consecrated in 1878. The Reverend Blackiston swept the congregation with his enthusiasm and eloquence at Easter Service in 1877 to bring forth pledges including the building, retaining wall, pipe organ, bell and a 20-dollar gold piece from every employee of a local mine. The organ was shipped around the Horn and by wagon from San Francisco.

St. Augustine's Catholic Church to the west was built in 1866 of native brick and stone. Father Monteverde, the first pastor, conducted the first mass at midnight, Christmas Eve, 1866. Admission of $1 per person was charged to limit the number of people attending.

The Methodist Church to the north was built in 1866. It was financed by donated stocks which were pooled by the canny pastor into the Methodist Mining Company and sold in the east. Lectures and entertainment were part of the church scene for benefit purposes. Emma Wixom attended Sunday school here. Later, as world-famous Emma Nevada, she brought her troupe to Austin and gave a benefit concert in this church.

State Historical Marker No. 67
Nevada State Park System
Austin Chamber of Commerce

Restored 1996, Courtesy of Western Nevada Supply Co.

NSP 10-30-69
 
Erected 1969 by Nevada State
Austin Churches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
2. Austin Churches Marker
Looking north towards Austin Methodist Church
Park System and Austin Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 67.)
 
Location. 39° 29.517′ N, 117° 4.2′ W. Marker is in Austin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 50 and 7th Street, on the left when traveling east on Highway 50. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lander County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin Masonic and Oddfellows Hall (1867) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. George's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Austin City Hall (about 500 feet away); St. Augustine (about 600 feet away); International Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
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
Austin Churches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
3. Austin Churches Marker
Looking west towards St. Augustine's Catholic Church
been made to the marker for grammar and readability. 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.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Austin Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
4. Austin Methodist Church
Austin Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
5. Austin Methodist Church
Austin Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
6. Austin Methodist Church
Austin Methodist Church (1866) has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior & Austin Historical Society
2003
St. Augustine Church image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key
7. St. Augustine Church
St. Augustine Church image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key
8. St. Augustine Church
St. Augustine's Catholic Church (1966) has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior & Austin Historical Society
2003
St. Augustine Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
9. St. Augustine Church
St. George's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
10. St. George's Episcopal Church
St. George's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
11. St. George's Episcopal Church
 
 
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