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Gold Hill in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Fort Homestead, Gold Hill, Nevada

Fort Homestead, Gold Hill, Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matthew J Ebert, August 4, 2020
1. Fort Homestead, Gold Hill, Nevada Marker
Inscription.  During the early 1860’s Gold Hill’s Home Guard erected an earthen fort overlooking the town. In the fall of 1865 the General Grant, a 24 pounder gun, was placed here at Ft. Homestead for celebrations. The Virginia & Truckee Railroad’s tunnel No. 3 passed through Homestead Hill and under the fort in 1869. The cannon was moved to the rear of the hill in August 1974 for it could not be fired without breaking many windows. Julia C Bulette Chapter 1864, E Clampus Vitus, June 30, 1979.
Erected 1979 by E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 39° 17.596′ N, 119° 39.329′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on Homestead Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1460 Homestead Road, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Engine Company No. 1 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maynard Block (about 400 feet
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away); Liberty Engine Co. No.1 (about 500 feet away); Assay Office and Justice Court (about 500 feet away); Silver Star Lodge # 5 (about 600 feet away); Gold Hill Millionaires (about 600 feet away); Gold Hill Hotel (about 600 feet away); The Yellow Jacket Mine Fire (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gold Hill.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Matthew J Ebert of Gerlach, NV. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 89 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Matthew J Ebert of Gerlach, NV. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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