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

Assay Office and Justice Court

 
 
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
1. Assay Office and Justice Court Marker
Inscription.  The assay office located here was one of the busiest places in the Gold Hill Mining District during the 1860s discovery era:

With statehood in 1864, came the justice court compleat with a jail. These structures were housed behind the assay office.

Gold Hill, a lively and cosmopolitan place was home base for John P. Jones, Bonanza King and Nevada’s longest standing United States Senator.
 
Erected by Comstock Historic District Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 39° 17.572′ N, 119° 39.424′ W. Marker is in Gold Hill, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on North Main Street (State Highway 342), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 298 North Main Street, 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. Maynard Block (a few steps from this marker); Silver Star Lodge # 5 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Yellow Jacket Mine Fire (within shouting
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
2. Assay Office and Justice Court Marker
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distance of this marker); I.O.O.F. Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Hill Hotel (about 300 feet away); Gold Hill Brewery (about 300 feet away); Gold Hill Millionaires (about 400 feet away); Liberty Engine Co. No.1 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gold Hill.
 
More about this marker. Also located on the fence to the right of the "Assay Office and Justice Court" marker is a 'marker' entitled "If This House Could Talk."
 
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 23, 2011
3. If This House Could Talk Marker
Gold Hill Assay Office
The Gold Hill Assay Office was located where the ‘Little House’ is now located. Below is a copy of one of the original receipts issued by the Gold Hill Assay office to Savage Mining Company. (Click image to enlarge)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the "Little House" • Can you help?

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Aug. 12, 2022