Dayton in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Union Hotel & Post Office
The original Union Hotel was located across the street. It was rebuilt here in 1870 after a fire destroyed the old hotel. The former post office site originally housed the dining room and barber shop. The freestanding rock wall is the original wall of the Overland Stage Station and Pony Express stop.
Erected 1973 by Nevada State Park System. Dayton Historical Society. (Marker Number 186.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail 🐎, and the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 39° 14.168′ N, 119° 35.433′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Pike Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Main Street, Dayton NV 89403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Nevada Added Station (a few steps from this marker); Where Nevada Began (within shouting distance of this marker); The Road to Nowhere (within shouting distance of this marker); Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour (within shouting distance of this marker); Carson & Colorado Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Truckee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pony Express (about 300 feet away); Dayton (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. 4. submitted on September 27, 2016, by Glenn Hasbrouck of Carson City, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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