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Hawthorne in Mineral County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old County Court House

 
 
Old County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 22, 2018
1. Old County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. On July 1, 1883 the county seat of Esmeralda County moved from Aurora to Hawthorne. A court house was needed, so a contract to build it for $29125 was awarded. On August 16, 1883 construction began. Corruption and collusion between the contractor George W. Babcock, and political officials are revealed by a grand jury. Despite the wrong doings, in February of 1884 the building was opened and continued as a county entity until May 1907, when the county seat moved to Goldfield. On February 11, 1911 Esmeralda County was split and Mineral County was created. Again, it became the center of county business until 1973, when a modern facility replaced it.
 
Erected 1996 by Walker Lake Posse #6000, Outpost of Julia C. Bulette #1864 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 31.514′ N, 118° 37.602′ W. Marker is in Hawthorne, Nevada, in Mineral County. Marker is on C Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 551 C Street, Hawthorne NV 89415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carson & Colorado (approx.
Old County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 22, 2018
2. Old County Courthouse Marker
0.2 miles away); Hawthorne (approx. half a mile away); The Pillar of Light (approx. 0.6 miles away); To Perpetuate the Memory of our Valiant Defenders of Freedom (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mineral County (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Old County Court House. The former Mineral County Courthouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in January of 1982.
 
Also see . . .  National Register of Historic Places datasheet. Read additional history regarding this former courthouse. (Submitted on April 3, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 22, 2018
3. Old County Courthouse
Old County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 22, 2018
4. Old County Courthouse
Old County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 22, 2018
5. Old County Courthouse
NRHP plaque image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 22, 2018
6. NRHP plaque
Entered January 1982

National Register of Historic Places

Served
Esmeralda County Court House 1883-1907
Mineral County Court House 1911-1974

Marker placed
September 1983
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Last updated on April 4, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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