Mottsville Nevada Overview
Mottsville was settled along the Emigrant Trail by Hiram Mott and his son Israel in 1851.
Their homestead was the scene of an impressive number of firsts in Carson County, Utah Territory including the first school and the first cemetery that marks the site of Mottsville today.
- California Emigrant Trail
Nevada Historical Marker Number
Mottsville Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #121.
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Nevada Historical Marker Transcription
This is the site of the settlement on the emigrant trail known as Mottsville, where Hiram Mott and his son Israel settled in 1851. Their homestead was the scene of an impressive number of firsts in Carson County, Utah Territory:
1851: Israel Mott’s wife, Eliza Ann Middaugh, was the first woman settler of European descent.
1854: Mrs. Israel Mott opened the first school in her kitchen. The Mott’s second child, Louise Beatrice, was the first female child of European descent to be born.
1856: Judge W.W. Drummond held the first session of the United States District Court of the third district of Utah Territory in the Mott barn built in 1855.
1857: The third child of the Motts died and was buried in the yard. This tiny grave was the first in what became the first cemetery. The cemetery is all that marks the site of Mottsville today.
STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 121
STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
CARSON VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY