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

Dayton's School House - 1865

 
 
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By Paulette Nelson, December 11, 2019
1. Dayton's School House - 1865 Marker
Inscription.  In 1865 Lyon County built this imposing stone school building for the residents of Dayton, then the county seat. It is the second oldest schoolhouse in Nevada and is the oldest such structure to remain in its original location. The building served the community as a school until 1959 when it was closed. It later housed the Dayton Senior Citizens Center and became the home of the Dayton Historical Society Museum in 1991.
 
Erected by Friends of the Comstock, Comstock Historic Distr. Comm., State Historic Preservation Office. (Marker Number 262.)
 
Location. 39° 14.272′ N, 119° 35.554′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is at the intersection of Shady Lane and Logan Alley, on the right when traveling south on Shady Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 Shady Lane, 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. Courthouse Site 1864 - 1909 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camels in Dayton (about 500 feet away); Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F.
Dayton's School House - 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paulette Nelson, December 12, 2019
2. Dayton's School House - 1865 Marker
Marker is visible to the left of the entrance door.
(about 600 feet away); Hall's Station (about 700 feet away); Nevada’s First Gold Discovery (about 800 feet away); Nevada Added Station (about 800 feet away); Union Hotel & Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carson & Colorado Railroad (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 43 times since then and 4 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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