Austin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Stokes Castle is made of native granite, hewn and put in place by the ancestors of people still living in Austin. The huge stones were raised with a hand winch and held in position by rock wedging and clay mortar. The architectural model for the castle was a medieval tower Anson Stokes had seen and admired on an Italian campagna, near Rome. It originally had three floors, each with a fireplace, plate glass view windows, balconies on the second and third floors, and a battlemented terrace on the roof. It had plumbing very adequate for the times and was sumptuously furnished.
The structure stands as an abiding monument to the men who built it and to those who helped develop the
State Historical Marker No. 59
Nevada State Park System
Austin Chamber of Commerce (Marker Number 59.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Forts or Castles • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 39° 29.6′ N, 117° 4.8′ W. Marker is in Austin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is accessible via a graded dirt road. 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 (approx. 0.3 miles away); International Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Austin City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Augustine (approx. half a mile away); Austin Masonic and Oddfellows Hall (1867) (approx. half a mile away); The Pony Express (approx. half a mile away); Lander County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Austin Churches (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 15, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.