Near Dayton in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
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 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 •
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 170 times since then and 24 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?