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Dayton in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Courthouse Site 1864 - 1909

 
 
Courthouse Site 1865 - 1909 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paulette Nelson, December 12, 2019
1. Courthouse Site 1865 - 1909 Marker
Inscription.  Dayton was the first seat of Lyon County and had one of the first courthouses built in Nevada. Finished in 1864, local residents celebrated the new two-story brick building and its Italianate styling as an important architectural benchmark for a new state.

On the afternoon of May 15, 1909, the two-story brick building burned and the county seat was moved to Yerington two years later. Utilizing the ruins, the Nevada legislature funded the construction of a high school that opened in 1918. The school closed in 1959 and the building became an elementary school, then a junior high school and is now the Dayton Valley Community Center.
 
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number 127.)
 
Location. 39° 14.283′ N, 119° 35.467′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is at the intersection of Pike Street and Logan Alley, on the left when traveling south on Pike Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 164 Pike Street, Dayton NV 89403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camels in Dayton (within shouting distance
Courthouse Site 1864 - 1909 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paulette Nelson, December 12, 2019
2. Courthouse Site 1864 - 1909 Marker
Includes view of current Dayton Valley Community Center
of this marker); Dayton's School House - 1865 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F. (about 500 feet away); Nevada Added Station (about 700 feet away); Carson & Colorado Railroad (about 700 feet away); Union Hotel & Post Office (about 700 feet away); Chinatown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nevada’s First Gold Discovery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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