Austin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1864 — 1964
A town called Clifton flourished briefly in Pony Canyon, but fast-growing Austin soon took over and became the county seat in 1863. Before the mines began to fail in the 1880's Austin was a substantial city of 10,000 people. From Austin, prospectors fanned out to open many other important mining camps.
Nevada Centennial Marker No. 8
Nevada State Park System
Erected 1975 by Nevada State Park System. (Marker Number 8.)
Location. 39° 29.9′ N, 117° 4.767′ W. Marker is in Austin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is on Highway 50, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Austin Cemetery (1863) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stokes Castle (approx. 0.3 miles away); International Hotel (approx. half a mile away); St. Augustine (approx. 0.6 miles away); Austin City Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Austin Masonic and Oddfellows Hall (1867) (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lander County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . .
1. Ghost Towns - Austin. (Submitted on December 25, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. "History of Masonry in Nevada" by C. W. Torrence. Chapter V
Lander Lodge No. 8 and Austin No. 10 (Submitted on December 25, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. "History of Masonry in Nevada" by C. W. Torrence. Chapter VII
Austin Lodge No. 10, Austin NV (Submitted on December 25, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. The marker has been amended to remove the reference to "mother town of mining camps" and to (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,043 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.