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Ione Nevada

Ione Nevada

Ione Nevada Overview

In 1863, European Americans discovered silver here.

A year later, Ione City was the first county seat of the newly created Nye County.

Over 600 people worked in town until a promising ore body in Belmont attracted most of the miners and later captured the county seat in 1867.

Category

Mining

Marker Type

Blue marker

Nevada Historical Marker Number

Ione Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #159.

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County

Nye County, Nevada

GPS Coordinates

38.949536, -117.585166

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

American Indians lived in Ione Valley for at least 5,000 years. 

In 1863, European Americans discovered silver, and in 1864, Ione City was the first county seat of the newly created Nye County.  Over 600 people worked in the prosperous town until a promising ore body in Belmont attracted most of the miners in 1865, capturing the county seat in 1867.

Alternately prosperous and poor yet never completely deserted; Ione suffered mining depressions, milling difficulties, and the loss of miners to other rich strikes throughout its history.

STATE HISTORICAL MARKER NO.  159

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

BUS HEDGECORTH

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