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Nevada Landmarks

Nevada Landmarks

The list of National Historic Landmarks in Nevada contains the landmarks designated by the U.S. Federal Government for the U.S. state of Nevada.

The U.S. National Historic Landmark program is operated under the auspices of the National Park Service. It recognizes structures, districts, objects, and similar resources nationwide according to a list of criteria of national significance. Nevada is home to 8 of these landmarks, highlighting Nevada’s frontier heritage and other themes. 

Below are the National Historic Landmarks in Nevada:

Fort Churchill

Fort Churchill, Nevada Ruins 1Kelapstick / CC BY

Located in Lyon County, Nevada, Fort Churchill’s construction began on July 20, 1860, and was completed in 1861.

It was designated a National Historic Landmark on November 5, 1961.

Click here to read more about Fort Churchill.

Fort Ruby

FortRubyArcheologyUSFWS / Public domain

Fort Ruby is located in White Pine County, Nevada.

Francis G. Newlands Home

Francis G. Newlands Home, Reno (Washoe County, Nevada)National Park Service photograph, cropped. / Public domain

Francis G. Newlands Home is located in Washoe County, Nevada.

Hoover Dam

Located in Clark County, Nevada, the Hoover Dam attracts over 20,000 vehicles that drive across the Hoover Dam daily, with over a million visitors a year!

Built during the Great Depression (1931 – 1936), the Hoover Dam was designated a National Historic Landmark on August 20, 1985.

Click here to read more about the Hoover Dam.

Leonard Rockshelter

Leonard Rockshelter is located in Pershing County, Nevada.

McKeen Motor Car #70

McKeen Motor Car -22 RestorationSchrantz / CC BY-SA

Nevada Northern Railway, East Ely Yards

Nevada Northern MuseumThe original uploader was Pitamakan at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA

Virginia City Historic District

Virginia City Nevada USAalvito / CC BY

Designated at a National Historical Landmark on July 4, 1961, Virginia City Historic District is a National Historic Landmark District that attracts over 2 million visitors per year.

The district encompasses the former mining villages of Virginia City and Gold Hill, both in Storey County, Nevada, as well as Dayton and Silver City, both to the south in adjacent Lyon County, Nevada.

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