Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The mines faltered in the 'Twenties', but Tonopah has achieved permanent fame because of the prominent financial and political leaders it produced. Many camps and communities followed in the wake of Tonopah's boom. Most of which have become ghost towns.
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology. (Marker Number 15.)
Location. 38° 4.02′ N, 117° 13.746′ W. Marker is in Tonopah, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker is at the intersection of Erie Street (U.S. 95) and Florence Avenue, on the right on Erie Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tonopah NV 89049, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Big" Bill Murphy (about Belmont Mine Fire Mural (about 500 feet away); Mizpah Hotel (about 700 feet away); County Court House - Nye County (about 700 feet away); Into the Depths (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jim and Belle Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Leasers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stopes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tonopah.
Also see . . . New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2011, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.