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Historical Markers in Austin, Nevada

 
Clickable Map of Churchill County, Nevada and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Churchill County, NV (41) Lander County, NV (23) Lyon County, NV (47) Mineral County, NV (14) Nye County, NV (72) Pershing County, NV (14) Washoe County, NV (90)  ChurchillCounty(41) Churchill County (41)  LanderCounty(23) Lander County (23)  LyonCounty(47) Lyon County (47)  MineralCounty(14) Mineral County (14)  NyeCounty(72) Nye County (72)  PershingCounty(14) Pershing County (14)  WashoeCounty(90) Washoe County (90)
Fallon is the county seat for Churchill County
Austin is in Churchill County
      Churchill County (41)  
ADJACENT TO CHURCHILL COUNTY
      Lander County (23)  
      Lyon County (47)  
      Mineral County (14)  
      Nye County (72)  
      Pershing County (14)  
      Washoe County (90)  
 
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1Nevada (Churchill County), Austin — 111 — Edwards Creek Valley
Replacement Marker Abundant grass and brush found near springs and intermittent streams in Edwards Creek Valley were important ecological areas for Native Americans. Shoshone Indians wandered seasonally to gather wild seeds and small . . . Map (db m67146) HM
2Nevada (Churchill County), Austin — 135 — New Pass Station
In 1861, the rocks composing the walls of this stage station and freighter stop were in neat rows and roofed with bundles of willow. It was one part of "Stagecoach King" John Butterfield's Overland Mail & Stage Company Road Systems, which at the . . . Map (db m67145) HM
3Nevada (Lander County), Austin — 8 — Austin1864 — 1964
Austin, mother town of mining camps, sprang into being after William Talcott discovered silver at this spot on May 2, 1862. Talcott came from Jacobsville, a stage stop six miles to the west on the Reese River, the first Lander County seat. He was . . . Map (db m14435) HM
4Nevada (Lander County), Austin — Austin Cemetery (1863)
Austin Cemetery 1863 Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior & Austin Historical Society 2003Map (db m89531) HM
5Nevada (Lander County), Austin — 67 — Austin Churches
St. George's Episcopal Church to the east was consecrated in 1878. The Reverend Blackiston swept the congregation with his enthusiasm and eloquence at Easter Service in 1877 to bring forth pledges including the building, retaining wall, pipe organ, . . . Map (db m14609) HM
6Nevada (Lander County), Austin — Austin City Hall(1866)
Austin City Hall (1866) Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior & Austin Historical Society 2003Map (db m89469) HM
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7Nevada (Lander County), Austin — Austin City Railway"The Mule's Relief"
In 1880 the Nevada Central Railroad ended at Clifton, just below Austin. Due to exorbitant costs of moving freight to the mining district at the upper end of town, the Superintendent of the Manhattan Silver Mill would be instrumental in developing . . . Map (db m156883) HM
8Nevada (Lander County), Austin — Austin Masonic and Oddfellows Hall (1867)
Austin Masonic and Oddfellows Hall (1867) Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior & Austin Historical Society 2003Map (db m89530) HM
9Nevada (Lander County), Austin — Austin Methodist Church(1866)
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior & Austin Historical Society 2003Map (db m69612) HM
10Nevada (Lander County), Austin — 137 — Hickison Summit
About one mile northwest lies a natural pass between two low buttes which, prehistorically, the aborigines may have used as a site of ambushing migratory deer herds. Three petroglyph panels are located in this pass. Concerted, cooperative efforts of . . . Map (db m14615) HM
11Nevada (Lander County), Austin — 208 — International HotelFirst Commercial Building Constructed in Austin — 1863 —
Built of lumber from the first International Hotel constructed in Virginia City. David E. Buel built the hotel after being refused a free lot in Clifton at the mouth of the canyon below. Buel, Frederick Baker, W.C. Harrington and John E. . . . Map (db m69613) HM
12Nevada (Lander County), Austin — 66 — Jacobsville
Site of the town of Jacobsville is one-half mile north. Founded on the banks of the Reese River in 1859 by George Washington Jacobs who was the first sheriff of Lander County, farmer and businessman, it was the Overland Stage and Mail station and . . . Map (db m69649) HM
13Nevada (Lander County), Austin — Lander County Courthouse(1871)
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior & Austin Historical Society 2003Map (db m69610) HM
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14Nevada (Lander County), Austin — Reese River Navigation Company
In 1860, a group of "businessmen" formed the Reese River Navigation Company. The company sent ads and posters back East that showed large streamers on the river towing ore barges up to Battle Mountain. Although nobody knows how the stock was sold, . . . Map (db m184153) HM
15Nevada (Lander County), Austin — 119 — Reuel Colt Gridley“Citizen Extraordinaire”
This simple stone structure, opened to the public in late 1863, was originally operated as a general merchandise store by the firm of Gridley, Hobart and Jacobs. Gridley is best remembered for his 1864 wager which prompted the auctioning of a sack . . . Map (db m14612) HM
16Nevada (Lander County), Austin — St. Augustine
Standing on this prominent hill is St. Augustine, the oldest Catholic Church in Nevada built in 1866 and is known as the mother church that spawned other catholic churches in Nevada. The church was built from the local quarry and brickyard for . . . Map (db m14611) HM
17Nevada (Lander County), Austin — St. George's Episcopal Church(1877 - 78)
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior & Austin Historical Society 2003Map (db m69611) HM
18Nevada (Lander County), Austin — 59 — Stokes Castle
Started in the fall of 1896 and completed in June, 1897, by Ansom Phelps Stokes, mine developer, railroad magnate and member of a prominent eastern family, as a summer home for his sons, principally J.G. Phelps. After the castle (or the tower, as . . . Map (db m14436) HM
19Nevada (Lander County), Austin — The Pony Express
The Pony Express Trail passed four miles north of Austin through Jacobsville, Simpson's Park and Dry Creek Station. During the Paiute Indian War the stations were burned and two station tenders at Dry Creek were killed and buried there. . . . Map (db m14607) HM
20Nevada (Lander County), Austin — The Sazerac Lying Club
At the heart of every great legend there is a lie, an exaggeration, a falsehood, a distortion, a deception, a myth, or an untruth. Every skilled story teller is a weaver of little lies that form a tale that is worth retelling. Great writers like . . . Map (db m184151) HM
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21Nevada (Lander County), Austin — 176 — The Surveyors
The Federal Government historically has supported numerous surveys for the purpose of measuring the domain which extended, after 1848, to the Pacific. These surveys sought railway routes, military relationships, water transport and wagon roads. The . . . Map (db m69609) HM
22Nevada (Lander County), Austin — 136 — Toquima Cave
East of the summit, north of the highway, and under a basalt flow lies Toquima Cave. Red, white, and yellow aboriginal drawings (pictographs) decorate its walls. Usually located near springs, as here, and on migratory big game trails, painted . . . Map (db m62126) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022