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Genoa in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Kinsey House

 
 
Kinsey House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 15, 2016
1. Kinsey House Marker
Inscription.  Genoa's first two-story brick mansion built for his bride in 1855-56 by Mormon Station locator Stephen Kinsey, editor of the first newspaper (handwritten). It was the third land claim in Nevada. It was the site of elegant socials and the Genoa Seminary for young ladies in the late 1800's.

GENOA HISTORIC DISTRICT
National Register of Historic Places

THIS HOUSE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 
Location. 39° 0.205′ N, 119° 50.681′ W. Marker is in Genoa, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is on Genoa Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 196 Genoa Lane, Genoa NV 89411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Douglas Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pink House (within shouting distance of this marker); About Your Journey... (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); We Made It! The End of the Great Basin (about 400 feet away); Nevada’s First Newspaper (about 400 feet away); Genoa or “Mormon Station” of the Pony Express

Kinsey House Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 15, 2016
2. Kinsey House Marker - wide view
The marker is attached to the fence, just to the right of the driveway.
(about 400 feet away); John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (about 400 feet away); Mormon Station (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genoa.
 
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Kinsey House image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 15, 2016
3. Kinsey House
Stephen Kinsey - photo in nearby Mormon Station Museum image. Click for full size.
4. Stephen Kinsey - photo in nearby Mormon Station Museum
"Stephen Kinsey Arrived with his Uncle, John Reese and selected the site for the trading post (Mormon Station, 1851). He was a very prominent citizen involved in the squatter's government. He became the first County Recorder, Postmaster and published Genoa's first handwritten paper, the Scorpion. Married Sarah J. Thompson in 1856."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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