Near Pioche in Lincoln County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
West of the
North side of monument
Erected 1872 by U.S. Engineers.
Location. 37° 55.626′ N, 114° 26.83′ W. Marker is near Pioche, Nevada, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Nevada Route 321 at milepost 2, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on side of a hill off the highway. 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. Pioche (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Oddfellows and Rebekahs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Fire Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Commercial Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Veitch House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mountain View Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pioche.
More about this marker. Lieutenant George Wheeler's survey expedition in Nevada left this astronomical marker here in 1872. The
Also see . . . David Rumsey Map Collection. Sketch of Pioche, Nevada showing position of astronomical monument and meridian marks. Expeditions of 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875 & 1876, under the command of 1st Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. U.S. Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. (Submitted on October 18, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.