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Near Austin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Surveyors

 
 
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By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
1. The Surveyors Marker
Inscription. The Federal Government historically has supported numerous surveys for the purpose of measuring the domain which extended, after 1848, to the Pacific. These surveys sought railway routes, military relationships, water transport and wagon roads. The survey activity was extended to all territories, but not to states.

Nevada, in part, was the site of two notable surveys: Honey Lake to Fort Kearny wagon road, completed in 1860 by Captain Lander; and the route surveyed by Lieutenant Simpson, Camp Floyd to Genoa, in 1859.

Military engineers engaged in this activity included Stansbury, Marcy, Whipple, Beale, Simpson and Lander. The name of Captain F.W. Lander stands out as a contributor to Nevada's history. He has been memorialized in the name of a prominent county. Nearby Simpson Park Mountains are named for Lieutenant Simpson.

State Historical Marker No. 176
Nevada State Park System
Nevada Highway Department
 
Erected by Nevada State Park System and Nevada Highway Department. (Marker Number 176.)
 
Location. 39° 27.408′ N, 116° 59.812′ W. Marker is near Austin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is on Highway 50, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Surveyors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
2. The Surveyors Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reuel Colt Gridley (approx. 4.2 miles away); St. George's Episcopal Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); Austin Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Austin Churches (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lander County Courthouse (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 4.6 miles away); Austin Masonic and Oddfellows Hall (1867) (approx. 4.7 miles away); St. Augustine (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
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.) 
 
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The Surveyors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 23, 2008
3. The Surveyors Marker
The Surveyors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
4. The Surveyors Marker
The Surveyors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
5. The Surveyors Marker
 
 
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