Near Austin in Lander County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Nevada, in part, was the site of two notable surveys: Honey Lake to Fort Kearny wagon road, completed in 1860 by Captain Lander; and the route surveyed by Lieutenant Simpson, Camp Floyd to Genoa, in 1859.
Military engineers engaged in this activity included Stansbury, Marcy, Whipple, Beale, Simpson and Lander. The name of Captain F.W. Lander stands out as a contributor to Nevada's history. He has been memorialized in the name of a prominent county. Nearby Simpson Park Mountains are named for Lieutenant Simpson.
State Historical Marker No. 176
Nevada State Park System
Nevada Highway Department
Erected by Nevada State Park System and Nevada Highway Department. (Marker Number 176.)
Location. 39° 27.408′ N, 116° 59.812′ W. Marker is near Austin, Nevada, in Lander County. Marker is on Highway 50, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Reuel Colt Gridley (approx. 4.2 miles away); St. George's Episcopal Church (approx. 4½ miles away); Austin Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Austin Churches (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lander County Courthouse (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 4.6 miles away); Austin Masonic and Oddfellows Hall (1867) (approx. 4.7 miles away); St. Augustine (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
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.)
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