Dayton in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Nevada Added Station
In Search of the Pony Express - Station Marker
Jul. 1, 1861 - Nov. 20, 1861
Dayton Historic Society
Don, Nancy, Jody & Jeff Dallas
Robert & Rae Marie Foster Family
Pony Express Trail Association
Dayton in 1860 was called Chinatown. By the start of 1861 it was known as Nevada or Nevada City. The name of Nevada was used on the United States Postmaster General's and the Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company's (The Pony Express Company) schedules.
The original Pony Express route went through here but it was not an original stop. By July 1, 1861 this site was used by the Pony Express and the Overland Stagecoach. The site is directly across the street. An original rock wall of the station can still be seen. On November 20, 1861 the Pony Express made its last mail delivery. This was due to the completion of the transcontinental telegraph line that also passed here.
At a meeting on November 8, 1861 the name Dayton was adopted by its citizens.
© 2001 Joe Nardone
Erected 2001 by Pony Express Trail Association and others (see marker text).
Marker series. Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 14.175′ N, 119° 35.444′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Pike Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 West Main Street, Dayton NV 89403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Hotel & Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F. (within shouting distance of this marker); Carson & Colorado Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pony Express (about 400 feet away); Chief Truckee (about 400 feet away); Dayton (about 400 feet away); Chinatown (about 400 feet away); Hall's Station (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
More about this marker. The marker is located in the corner of the parking lot for the Gold Canyon Steak House.
Along the front and rear of the base, the following sponsors are named: Doug & Mike Brown Family; Minor Ranch; Ray & May Walmsley Family; Quilici Ranch; Camille & Victoria Pradere; Bill & Cheri Rogers; Mike & Barbara Pradere; Bonnie & Joe France
Also see . . . Dayton Pony Express Station. The XP Pony Express Station page for the Dayton station. (Submitted on April 13, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,003 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 13, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.