Dayton in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Southern Pacific Railroad purchased the C & C from the V & T in 1900, just prior to the Tonopah silver strike. In 1905, the Southern Pacific built a short line from its new station at Hazen, on the main line, to intersect the C & C at Fort Churchill. The Hazen cutoff took most of the booming Tonopah-Goldfield business away from the V & T.
From 1900 to 1920, extensive gypsum mining and milling operations, to produce plaster, were carried on immediately northwest of Mound House.
The narrow-gauge line was abandoned from Mound House to Fort Churchill in 1934 and the V & T track from Carson City to
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office and Julia C. Bulette Chapter E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 61.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 39° 12.867′ N, 119° 40.163′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 50) just east of Bunnyranch Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located approximately 11 miles southwest of Dayton on the north side of the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton NV 89403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pony Express Route (approx. ¼ mile away); The New State of Nevada (approx. ¼ mile away); Empire and the Carson River Mills (approx. 2.7 miles away); Empire Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Johntown (approx. 3½ miles away); Ill-Fated Brothers - Hosea and Ethan Grosh (approx. 3.7 miles away); Silver City Schoolhouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); Devil’s Gate (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on May 25, 2021, by Matthew J Ebert of Gerlach, NV. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2019, by Paulette Nelson of N Las Vegas, Nevada. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.