Pioche in Lincoln County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Designated as the seat of Lincoln County in 1871, Pioche survived hard times as a supply and government center of a vast area. In later years, notably during World War II, profitable lead-zinc deposits were developed.
Erected 1964 by Nevada Centennial. (Marker Number 6.)
Location. 37° 55.602′ N, 114° 26.955′ W. Marker is in Pioche, Nevada, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Main Street (Nevada Route 321) 2.4 miles west of U.S. 93, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pioche NV 89043, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wheeler Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oddfellows and Rebekahs The Veitch House (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Fire Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Commercial Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Masonic Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mountain View Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pioche.
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 marker was amended to add information on the lead-zinc mining. 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.)
Additional keywords. 37.92669,
Categories. • Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 23, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 8. submitted on October 19, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.