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Belleville Nevada

Belleville Nevada

Belleville Nevada Overview

Founded in 1874, Belleville flourished by milling ore from Northern Belle Mine at Candelaria.

The mill, located just east of here, made its first bullion-bar shipment (worth $9,200) in 1875.

Starting in 1881, Belleville was also the terminus and work camp of the Carson and Colorado Railroad.

Category

  • Mining
  • Railroad

Marker Type

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Belleville Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #154.

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County

Mineral County, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

38.222908, -118.180332

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

Founded in 1874 by Alsop J. Holmes, Belleville flourished by milling ore from Holmes’ Northern Belle Mine at Candelaria. The mill, located just east of here, made its first bullion-bar shipment (worth $9,200) in April 1875.

Belleville was also the terminus and work camp of the Carson and Colorado Railroad that reached the town in December 1881.  At that time Belleville’s population peaked at about five hundred and included an assay office, an express office, a telegraph station, a livery stable, a schoolhouse, two hotels, several restaurants and blacksmith shops, and seven saloons.

By the late 1880s pipes delivered water to Candelaria and allowed local mills to begin operation, reducing the need for shipping costs.  Belleville could not survive the competition and was deserted by 1892.

STATE HISTORIC MARKER No. 154

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

MINERAL COUNTY ANTIQUE BOTTLE CLUB

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