Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In 1858, Abraham Curry purchased much of the Eagle Ranch after finding that lots in Genoa were too expensive. Together with his friends, John Musser, Frank Proctor and Ben Green, Curry platted a town he called Carson City. Curry left a plaza in the center of the planned community for a capitol building should the territorial or state seat of government be located in his town sometime in the future.
In March 1861, Congress created the Nevada Territory. Seven months later, November, 1861, Carson City became the capital of the territory due to the efforts of Curry and William M. Stewart. When Nevada became a state three years later, Carson City was selected as the state capital, and by 1871, the present capitol building was completed in the plaza Curry had reserved it for.
Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology
Carson City Historic Commission
Erected by Division of Historical Preservation and Archeology and the Carson City Historic Commission. (Marker Number 44.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Nevada State Capitol Plaza on the main walkway to the Capitol building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 149 South Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nevada’s Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Fraternal Site of Carson City (within shouting distance of this marker); Rinckel Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Olcovich-Meyers House (about 400 feet away); Abraham Van Santvoord Curry (about 500 feet away); Kit Carson 1843 – 44 (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Carson City (about 600 feet away); St. Charles Hotel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
Regarding Carson City. See additional “Near By” markers for additional information on Carson City, the Capitol Building and the Capitol Plaza.
Also see . . .
1. History of Carson City. (Submitted on July 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Myths and Legends. Some interesting myths from Carson City's early days. (Submitted on August 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • Government • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,676 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 5. submitted on July 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 6. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 7. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.