Austin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Austin City Hall
Has been placed on the
Of Historic Places
By the United States
Department of the Interior
& Austin Historical Society
Erected 2003 by U.S. Department of the Interior / Austin Historical Society.
Location. 39° 29.529′ N, 117° 4.315′ W. Marker is in Austin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is at the intersection of South Street and Virginia Hill on South Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pony Express (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Austin Masonic and Oddfellows Hall (1867) (about 400 feet away); Lander County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); St. Augustine (about 500 feet away); Austin Churches (about 500 feet away); International Hotel (about 600 feet away); Austin Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. George's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . . History of Austin, Nevada. (Submitted on October 10, 2015.)
1. A little history about Lander County
Lander County was formed on December 19, 1862 and was named after General Frederick W. Lander, Civil War hero and prominent builder of a wagon road across Nevada. Situated in the center of the state, the Lander County region attracted prospectors fanning out across the Great Basin after the 1859 discovery of the Comstock Lode. The County originally encompassed the eastern third of the State and was called "The Mother of Counties." It was later divided into the Counties of Lander, Eureka, White Pine, and Elko. The first County seat was located in Jacobsville, six miles west of Austin. In September, 1863, voters mandated its move to Austin and in May, 1979 to Battle Mountain.
Located in north central Nevada, Lander County encompasses 5,621 square miles. Over 85 percent of the County is currently public land managed by federal agencies. Interstate 80 traverses the County in an east-west fashion on the northern end, as does Highway 50 on the southern end. State Highway 305.
Source: Lander County website
— Submitted October 10, 2015.
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