“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Panaca in Lincoln County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)


Bullionville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
1. Bullionville Marker
Inscription. Bullionville began early in 1870 when John H. Ely and W.H. Raymond removed their five-stamp mill at Hiko and placed it at this point. The enterprise prospered and during the next two years most of nearby Pioche's mills were located here because of the proximity to water. The town grew rapidly and by 1875 it had five mills, a population of 500 and the first iron foundry in eastern Nevada. During the same year a water works was constructed at Pioche which eventually led to the relocation of the mills. Although a plant was erected here in 1880 to work the tailings deposited by the former mills, this failed to prevent the decline of Bullionville.
Erected by Nevada State Park System, Nevada Historical Society. (Marker Number 203.)
Location. 37° 48.393′ N, 114° 24.375′ W. Marker is near Panaca, Nevada, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 93 at milepost 109, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Panaca NV 89042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cathedral Gorge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clover Valley Mountains Steam Engine/Sawmill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Panaca Spring
Bullionville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
2. Bullionville Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Panaca Ward Chapel (approx. 1.5 miles away); Panaca (approx. 1.5 miles away); Panaca Mercantile (approx. 1.5 miles away); Miller's Point / Cathedral Gorge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wheeler Monument (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Panaca.
Regarding Bullionville. All that remains of Bullionville is a small cemetery overlooking the valley. A short hike up the hill behind the marker discloses its location.
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 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. EnvironmentSettlements & Settlers
Bullionville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
3. Bullionville Cemetery
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 17 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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