Gold Hill in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Gold Hill Hotel
This building is the original stone and brick edifice erected on the site of the first recorded claim on what became the Comstock Lode May 1, 1859. One of the earliest hotels it housed miners and notables offering lodging, tavern and barbershop.
Dedicated June 18, 1966 by
E Clampus Vitus
Gold Hill Landmarks
The 1866 State Seal Provision reads, in part:
Foreground, two mountains, at their right base, a quartz mill. On the left, a tunnel penetrating the silver leads, with a miner running out a carload of ore, and a team with ore for the mill.
Immediate foreground, emblems of agriculture, as
Middle ground, A railroad train passing a gorge and a telegraph line along the rail line.
Extreme background, a range of snowclad mountains, and the sun rising in the east.
The inner circle shall be engraved “All for our Country”, our state motto, and thirty-six stars.
Within the outer circle, the words “The Great State of Nevada”.
E Clampus Vitus
June 28, 1975
Erected 1966 by Julia C. Bullette Chapter No.1864, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1856.
Location. 39° 17.52′ N, 119° 39.42′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on Main Street (Nevada Route 342), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1540 Main Street, Gold Hill, 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. Gold Hill Brewery (within shouting distance of this marker); I.O.O.F. Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Yellow Jacket Mine Fire (within shouting Silver Star Lodge # 5 (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office and Justice Court (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maynard Block (about 400 feet away); Fort Homestead, Gold Hill, Nevada (about 600 feet away); Gold Hill Millionaires (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gold Hill.
Also see . . . The Haunted Gold Hill Hotel. Haunted Places to Go entry:
Like many of California Gold Rush and Nevada Comstock historical buildings, there have been reports of “non-paying” guests. (Submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,149 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.