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Jacob’s Well Nevada

Jacob’s Well Nevada

Jacob’s Well Nevada Overview

Jacob’s Well, also known as Jacob’s Wells, located in White Pine County, Nevada was a stop on the Pony Express.

Learn more about the Pony Express: The Route, The Riders, The Ruins Left Behind.

Year Established/Founded

After October 1860

Jacob’s Well Nevada History

Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail

Jacob’s Well is noted by many sources as a Pony Express station.

The station did not exist when Richard Burton passed through the area on October 8, 1860, but it probably went up a short time later, or as part of Overland Mail Company contract.

General Frederick Jacobs and a crew of men dug a well and erected a small stone structure that served as a stop for both Pony Express riders and the Overland Mail Company line.

Very little, if any, evidence of the station remains at the site today.


  • After October 8, 1860 – The station was established
  • October 26, 1861 – The operations cease after the first transcontinental telegraph was established on October 24, 1861


Unknown at this time.


Midway between Ruby and Diamond Springs stations.

GPS Coordinates

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Jacob’s Well Nevada