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Eureka in Eureka County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Eureka

1864 - 1964

 
 
Eureka Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
1. Eureka Marker
Inscription. “Eureka!” a miner is said to have exclaimed in September, 1864, when the discovery of rich ore was made here—and thus the town was named. Eureka soon developed the first important lead-silver deposits in the nation and during the furious boom of the 80's had 16 smelters, over 100 saloons, a population of 10,000 and a railroad, the colorful Eureka and Palisade that connected with the main line 90 miles to the north.

Production began to fall off in 1883 and by 1891 the smelters closed, their sites marked by the huge slag dumps seen at both ends of Main Street.

Nevada Centennial Marker No. 11
 
Erected 1964. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 39° 30′ N, 115° 57.517′ W. Marker is in Eureka, Nevada, in Eureka County. Marker is on Highway 50, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eureka NV 89316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tannehill Cabin (approx. ¼ mile away); Eureka Opera House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Eureka Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Eureka Sentinel Newspaper
Eureka Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
2. Eureka Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Eureka Sentinel Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bartine Outhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Charcoal Burners Massacred Aug. 18, 1879 (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Eureka Mining District (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eureka.
 
Also see . . .
1. "History of Masonry in Nevada" by C. W. Torrence. Chapter XIII
Eureka Lodge No. 16, Eureka NV (Submitted on December 25, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

2. 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 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. Settlements & Settlers
 
Eureka, Nevada Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
3. Eureka, Nevada
View west on Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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