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Near Dayton in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Dayton Cemetery

 
 
Dayton Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 31, 2009
1. Dayton Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1851, this is one of the oldest constantly maintained cemeteries in the State of Nevada. The trail to the Mother Lode passed directly in front and the wagon tracks can still be seen with careful observation.

James Finney (Ole Virginie) after whom Virginia City is named is buried here. The known names are primarily Italian as this ethnic group has predominated down through Dayton's early history. Recognizing the potential of the land and the irrigating value of the Carson River, the Italians made this area the breadbasket for the Comstock.
 
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation & Archeology. The 1980 Restoration Committee. (Marker Number 233.)
 
Location. 39° 14.007′ N, 119° 35.817′ W. Marker is near Dayton, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is on Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton NV 89403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory Of "Old Virginny" (here, next to this marker); Dedicated to "Old Virginny" (here, next to this marker); Hall's Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nevada Added Station
Dayton Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 6, 2013
2. Dayton Cemetery
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Hotel & Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Odeon Saloon - Billiard Parlour Dayton Lodge No. 5 I.O.O.F. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chief Truckee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carson & Colorado Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
J. C. Gruber Headstone - Died 1886 image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 31, 2009
3. J. C. Gruber Headstone - Died 1886
James R. Hougham Headstone - Died 1882 image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 31, 2009
4. James R. Hougham Headstone - Died 1882
A. A. Atkins Headstone - Died 1893 image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 31, 2009
5. A. A. Atkins Headstone - Died 1893
Julius A. Huntoon Headstone - Died 1891 image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 31, 2009
6. Julius A. Huntoon Headstone - Died 1891
Dayton Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, April 6, 2013
7. Dayton Cemetery
Established in 1850
Dedication Plaque
Click on photo to read text.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Photo of the wagon wheel tracks. • Photo of James Finney headstone if one exists. • Can you help?
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