Near Jean in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Last Spike
Location. 35° 50.457′ N, 115° 16.409′ W. Marker is near Jean, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Las Vegas Boulevard South (at milepost 10.3). Touch for map. Marker is about 600 feet west of the road at the railroad tracks. Look for a dirt road heading west to the R/R tracks. Marker is in this post office area: Jean NV 89019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Last Spike (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Jean, Nevada (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Elko Fire Bell (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Pioneer Saloon (approx. 8.9 miles away); Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957 (approx. 9 miles away); Good's Spring (approx. 9.1 miles away); Old Spanish Trail (approx. 14.6 miles away).
Also see . . . The San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad. The first direct route from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles when it was completed in 1905, was perhaps the single most significant factor in the creation of what would become the city of Las Vegas, and (Submitted on April 2, 2010.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.