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Overton in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley

 
 
Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
1. Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley Marker
Inscription. During the early 1860's, Brigham Young directed that settlements be built in the area known today as the Moapa Valley. The water from the Muddy River, and the rich soil of the Valley, made the land a prime agricultural area for southern Nevada. Settlers sent by the Mormon church created the towns of St. Thomas (1865), St. Joseph (1865), Simonsville/Mill Point (1866), West Point (1868), Overton (1870), Logandale (1881), and Kaolin (1910). Early settlements thrived until 1871, when local residents found they were in Nevada, not Arizona. Moving back to Utah, they did not return for ten years. Overton, Logandale, and St. Thomas were revived, though St. Thomas, along with the later settlement of Kaolin, was ultimately drowned by the waters of Lake Mead.
 
Erected 2011 by Queho Posse Chapter 1919 of E Clampus Vitus, In conjunction with Sugars Home Plate, a part of Moapa Valley since its founding as the Lost City Café in 1938.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 32.329′ N, 114° 26.608′ W. Marker is in Overton, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.1 miles south of West Perkins, on the right when traveling south. Click for map.
Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
2. Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley Marker
Marker is in this post office area: Overton NV 89040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moapa Valley Pioneers (approx. half a mile away); Pueblo Grande De Nevada (approx. half a mile away); Fay Perkins, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); Lost City Museum (approx. half a mile away); Pioneers (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pueblo Grande de Nevada (approx. 1.7 miles away); Valley of Fire Behind the Camera (approx. 6.4 miles away); Silica Dome (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Overton.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
3. Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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