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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First Presbyterian Church

Dedicated Jan. 1, 1867

 
 
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.
This Carpenter Gothic Church was built at a cost of $12,000.

It is listed as No. 301 of the American Presbyterian & Reformed Historic Sites.
 
Location. 39° 18.469′ N, 119° 39.035′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on South C Street (Nevada Route 341), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 196 South C Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Young America Engine Co. No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Bell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bonner Shaft of the Gould & Curry Mine (about 400 feet away); In Memory of Julia C. Bulette (about 400 feet away); “Sixty-Two” Building (about 400 feet away); V & T Car No. 13 (about 500 feet away); The Great Fire of 1875 (about 500 feet away); The Millionaires Club (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the right side of the front of the building. A second marker is located on the left.
This church is located on the main street of the Virginia City Historic District.
 
Regarding First Presbyterian Church.
The Second First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
2. The Second First Presbyterian Church Marker
The Presbyterian Church was the only original church to survive a disastrous fire that destroyed most of the city in 1875. Built in 1867 with funds raised by its congregation from mining stocks, the church has been restored and is open for tours and services.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Virginia City Presbyterian Church Website. Click on the “Sanctuary Tour” link to view photos of the interior of the church, which highlight the stain glass windows. Also be sure to look through the photos on the photo links. (Submitted on August 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Wikipedia Article on the Virginia City Historic District. Many of the historical sites in this mining town are featured in this article. This Historic District is named as a National Historical Landmark. (Submitted on August 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Mining District
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Landmarks
 
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By D. Williamson, August 9, 2009
3. First Presbyterian Church
The main marker can be seen on the right above the steps. The second marker can be seen on the left.
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
4. First Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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