Austin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
It was the first county seat of Lander County comprising practically all of northeastern Nevada. The county seat was moved to the more population town of Austin the same year it was established in Jacobsville. The only remnants are a few stones used in the foundations. The Reese River, just west of here, was discovering by the exploring party of John Reese in 1854.
Erected by Nevada State Park System, Austin Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 66.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Austin Cemetery (1863) (approx. 5.3 miles away); Stokes Castle (approx. 5˝ miles away); Austin (approx. 5.6 miles away); International Hotel (approx. 5.9 miles away); Austin City Hall (approx. 6 miles away); The Sazerac Lying Club (approx. 6 miles away); Reese River Navigation Company (approx. 6 miles away); Austin City Railway (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . . New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.