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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Captain Edward Faris Storey

 
 
Captain Edward Faris Storey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2009
1. Captain Edward Faris Storey Marker
Inscription.
Capít
Edward Faris
Storey

for Whom
Storey County
was named
1829 – 1860

 
Erected 1930 by Free and Accepted Masons.
 
Location. 39° 18.96′ N, 119° 38.49′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery Road. Touch for map. Gravesite and marker are located in the Masonic Cemetery at the Comstock Cemetery. Monument can be seen on top of the hill looking east from entrance gate. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Pearson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silver Terrace Cemeteries (approx. 0.3 miles away); Life in Virginia City on the Comstock Lode (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Day November 11th 1995 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Comstock Lode (approx. 0.3 miles away); Consolidated Virginia & California Pan Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); V & T, 1869 - 1950 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Big Bonanza (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Regarding Captain Edward Faris Storey. Captain Storey
Captain Edward Faris Storey Monument and Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2009
2. Captain Edward Faris Storey Monument and Gravesite
was born in 1828 in Georgia. Prior to moving to California in 1852, he served time as a Texas Ranger and also served during the war with Mexico. After ranching in Tulare County in California he drove a herd of cattle to Virginia City in May 1860. At that time the Pyramid Lake War broke out with the neighboring Indians. He organized a militia company known as the “Virginia Rifles”. On June 2, 1860 this regiment took part in the second battle. Storey was killed in this battle.
 
Also see . . .  Nevada Then and Now. A Pahrump Valley Gazette Article from October 21, 1999 reporting a story about the monument at the gravesite of Captain Edward Storey and a short history of his life. Captain Storey was originally buried at the Spanish Graveyard in Ophir Ravine. His body was later moved to a cemetery near the Brunswick Lode. Then finally on June 24, 1872 he was re-interred in the Masonic Cemetery in Virginia City. (Submitted on August 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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The Masonic Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2009
3. The Masonic Cemetery
Monument can be seen in the distance at the top of the hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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