Near (No Nearby Town. Out in Open Desert) in White Pine County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1862 Fort Ruby 1869
Erected 1994 by Lucinda Jane Saunders Chapter 1881 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 40° 4.025′ N, 115° 31.827′ W. Marker is near (No Nearby Town. Out in Open Desert), Nevada, in White Pine County. Marker is on White Pine Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ely NV 89301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
More about this marker. This is probably one of the most remote historical markers in the Lower 48 States.
Also see . . . Fort Ruby. Fort Ruby was about 300 miles from Salt Lake City and nearly the same distance from Carson City, far removed from what might loosely be called civilization in the old American West. Troops of the Third Regiment of California Volunteers, all 600 of them, arrived in September 1862, and spent a month constructing log structures. (Submitted on June 20, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on June 23, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 23, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.