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

Gold Hill

 
 
Gold Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
1. Gold Hill Marker
Inscription.  The first prospectors and settlers came to this area in 1852, but Gold Hill was not formally settled until 1858. The following year, with the discovery of silver, Gold Hill became a major community. Never as prominent as Virginia City, Gold Hill still boasted of its big mines, churches, banks, schools, newspapers, and some 8,000 residents in 1875. Continuous competition between the two towns kept Gold Hill lively for many years, until mining began to decline in the 1880’s.
 
Erected by E Clampus Vitus, Julia C. Bulette Chapter No. 1864.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 39° 17.651′ N, 119° 39.453′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 Millionaires (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Engine Co. No.1 (within shouting distance of this marker);
Gold Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
2. Gold Hill Marker
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Maynard Block (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Engine Company No. 1 (about 400 feet away); Assay Office and Justice Court (about 500 feet away); Silver Star Lodge # 5 (about 600 feet away); Fort Homestead, Gold Hill, Nevada (about 700 feet away); The Yellow Jacket Mine Fire (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gold Hill.
 
Regarding Gold Hill. The Virginia & Truckee Railroad runs daily excursion trips between Virginia City and Gold Hill.
 
Also see . . .   The History of the Crookedest Short Line in America, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. (Submitted on August 12, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Gold Hill Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
3. Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Gold Hill Depot
The Gold Hill marker located to the right of the depot.
Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Gold Hill Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
4. Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Gold Hill Depot
Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Gold Hill Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
5. Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Gold Hill Depot
Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Gold Hill Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
6. Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Gold Hill Depot
Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Gold Hill Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
7. Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Gold Hill Depot
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Locomotive image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
8. Virginia & Truckee Railroad Locomotive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 12, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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