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

Mottsville

 
 
Mottsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
1. Mottsville Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the settlement on the Emigrant Trail known as Mottsville, where Hiram Mott and his son Israel settled in 1851. Their homestead was the scene of an impressive number of firsts in Carson County, Utah Territory:

1851: Israel Mott's wife, Eliza Ann Middaugh, was the first white woman settler.

1854: Mrs. Israel Mott opened the first school in her kitchen. The Mott's second child, Louisa Beatrice, was the first white girl child to be born.

1856: Judge W.W. Drummond held the first session of the United States District Court of the Third District of Utah Territory in the Mott barn built in 1855.

1857: The third child of the Motts died and was buried in the yard. This tiny grave was the first in what became the first cemetery. The cemetery, 300 feet east, is all that marks the site of Mottsville today.
(Cemetery located 500 feet east)

 
Erected by the Nevada State Park System and the Carson Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 121.)
 
Location. 38° 55.864′ N, 119° 50.399′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Foothill Road (Nevada Route 206) south of Mountain Reach Court, on the right when
Mottsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 25, 2009
2. Mottsville Marker
traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1279 Foothill Road, Gardnerville NV 89460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hiram Mott (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheridan (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Cary Mill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Kingsbury Grade (approx. 2.4 miles away); Walley's Hot Springs (approx. 3.5 miles away); Carson Trail - Hot Springs (approx. 3.5 miles away); Brockliss Road (approx. 3.6 miles away); Carson Valley (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gardnerville.
 
Also see . . .  Mottsville Cemetery. Find-A-Grave posting of the cemetery. (Submitted on February 5, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Mottsville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Pat - Douglas County Historical Society
3. Mottsville Cemetery
George G. Van Sickle image. Click for full size.
Pat - Douglas County Historical Society
4. George G. Van Sickle
Born 1860 - Died 1862
Samuel Cowan image. Click for full size.
Pat - Douglas County Historical Society
5. Samuel Cowan
1826 -- 1906
A Native of Tennessee
 
 
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