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Nevada State Historical Markers

Nevada Historical Markers

Nevada Historical Markers Overview

In 1967, the Nevada State Legislature initiated the Historical Marker Program to identify the signification places of interest in Nevada’s history to bring the state’s heritage to the public’s attention. Unfortunately, due to funding issues, the program went dormant in 2009 and has been maintained by the Nevada Department of Transportation for the past decade.

Unfortunately, some of the markers are gone due to vandalism.

Below is the list of the Nevada Historical Markers that are sortable by marker number, name, and location.

As we document each marker, we will link it in the table below to learn about each and what fun things are nearby to see and do.

FAQ

How many Nevada Historical markers are there?

There are 274 Nevada Historical Markers “slots” but not all were assigned.

What color paint is used for Nevada historical markers

The Nevada historical markers that do not adhere to a building or fence and that are not made of stone or concrete are metal signs painted blue.

What are historical markers made of?

The Nevada Historical Markers are: blue markers are metal, plaques that are attached to buildings or fences, a stone base, or a concrete base.

When did Nevada start the historical marker program?

In 1967, the Nevada State Legislature initiated the Historical Marker Program to identify the signification places of interest in Nevada’s history to bring the state’s heritage to the public’s attention.

How do I find a marker?

We have provided the GPS coordinates for each one but be aware that markers are stolen, destroyed, or haven’t been replaced.

We try to keep our information current but if you find an error, please let us know to share it with others. (It’s hard to visit them all often so we don’t know of changes unless it’s reported to us.)

Nevada Historical Markers
Historical Marker Plans Progressing The Nevada Centennial Historical Markers Committee through their chairman Don Bowers of the State Highway Department announced plans are moving __ idly ahead to provide suitable markers in every county in the state. A prototype of the final design is soon to be made in the Nevada State Prison under the direction of Warden Jack Fogliani Jack Cooney highway department architect designed the model. The maker will be a concrete slab six feet high by four and one half feet high and four inches thick. The message on the slab will be in one inch indented letters. The slab will be mounted into concrete grooved supporting posts and set on a simply built but attractive stone monument will be sturdy and lasting yet will be fairly easy to erect. The prototype model is expected to be elected near Carson City. It is anticipated the monument will be unveiled in a suitable ceremony some time in March. The committee estimates there will be as many as five such markers in each county in the state and they are studying recommended sites at this time. The committee was recently enlarged to include the following Ivan Sack US Forest Service Vincent Gianclla retired faculty member of the Mackay School Mines Forest Victor Goodwin Service William US Kohl ___ Kennicott Copper official fames Deitch director of Las Vegas News Bureau and Eric Cronkhite acting director of state parks. Previously named members of the statewide committee are Don Bowots chairman State Highway Clark J Museum Department Judge Guild Nevada State Mrs Clara Beatty State Historical Society Jack Fogliani warden state prison Jack Cooney highway department and Ralph Ottini highway department.
#Marker NameCtyCoordinates
258Charles W. Friend House, Observatory, and Weather StationCarson CityN 39.16410 W 119.76429
70Bliss MansionCarson CityN 39.16723 W 119.77213
235Camp NyeCarson CityN 39.16463 W 119.80463
44Carson CityCarson CityN 39.16408 W 119.76672
243Corbett - Fitzsimmons FightCarson CityN 39.16448 W 119.76006
77Dat-So-La-LeeCarson CityN 39.11794 W 119.75477
76Eagle ValleyCarson CityN 39.12484 W 119.76751
1Empire and the Carson River MillsCarson CityN 39.18730 W 119.70637
179First Air Flights in NevadaCarson CityN 39.19837 W 119.77840
194Gardner's RanchCarson CityN 39.15299 W 119.76717
75Federal Government BuildingCarson CityN 39.16619 W 119.76674
193Historic Flume and Lumber YardCarson CityN 39.15201 W 119.76653
213LakeviewCarson CityN 39.20803 W 119.80309
71Methodist Church of Carson CityCarson CityN 39.16473 W 119.76970
72Nevada State Children's HomeCarson CityN 39.16001 W 119.76439
25Nevada's CapitolCarson CityN 39.16388 W 119.76648
78Orion Clemens' HomeCarson CityN 39.16661 W 119.76959
252Rinckel MansionCarson CityN 39.16408 W 119.76798
250State Printing BuildingCarson CityN 39.16385 W 119.76503
91Stewart Indian SchoolCarson CityN 39.11775 W 119.75633
175Stewart-Nye ResidenceCarson CityN 39.16399 W 119.77064
259The Governor's MansionCarson CityN 39.16726 W 119.77299
196The United States Mint at Carson City, NevadaCarson CityN 39.16724 W 119.76725
180The Warm Springs HotelCarson CityN 39.16132 W 119.73903
134Trans-Sierran Pioneer FlightCarson CityN 39.17238 W 119.74896
181The Washoe IndiansCarson CityN 39.11500 W 119.85864
161Churchill County CourthouseChurchillN 39.47501 W 118.77737
111Edwards Creek ValleyChurchillN 39.53017 W 117.72615
202FairviewChurchillN 39.28322 W 118.21493
26Forty-Mile DesertChurchillN 39.94071 W 118.75016
27Grimes PointChurchillN 39.40163 W 118.64727
178HazenChurchillN 39.56341 W 119.04791
215Lahontan DamChurchillN 39.46613 W 119.06954
135New Pass StationChurchillN 39.56741 W 117.51024
263Oats Park SchoolChurchillN 39.47341 W 118.76867
271Pony Express Route - 1860 Sesquicentennial 2010ChurchillN 39.29325 W 118.57386
19RagtownChurchillN 39.50523 W 118.92528
83Rock Creek (Cold Springs Station)ChurchillN 39.39018 W 117.85441
10Sand MountainChurchillN 39.27526 W 118.41314
110Wagon Jack ShelterChurchillN 39.30242 W 117.88354
201Wonder Historic Mining CampChurchillN 39.28718 W 118.16210
147People of the Humboldt (A Home of Early Man)ChurchillN 39.94063 W 118.74952
216StillwaterChurchillN 39.52159 W 118.54660
102Goodsprings Mining District 1856-1957ClarkN 35.83226 W 115.43435
103Gypsum CaveClarkN 36.21318 W 114.90131
224Kyle (Kiel) RanchClarkN 36.20370 W 115.14089
36Moapa ValleyClarkN 36.63328 W 114.49226
35Las Vegas Mormon FortClarkN 36.18061 W 115.13340
190 Original Homesite of Pioneer Las Vegas, "Pop" Squires (1865-1958)ClarkN 36.16462 W 115.14094
115PotosiClarkN 36.00109 W 115.48535
37Powell of the ColoradoClarkN 36.30756 W 114.42045
41Pueblo Grande de NevadaClarkN 36.51799 W 114.42635
214Rafael RiveraClarkN 36.08356 W 115.07274
150Nevada's First State Park (Valley of Fire State Park)ClarkN 36.42991 W 114.51397
168Arrowhead Trail (1914-1924)ClarkN 36.42636 W 114.46316
197Arrowhead Trail II (Henderson)ClarkN 35.99588 W 114.96161
6Eldorado Canyon - Head of Steamboat Navigation in NevadaClarkN 35.82760 W 114.93640
40Las Vegas (The Meadows)ClarkN 36.17178 W 115.18946
116SearchlightClarkN 35.46925 W 114.92327
104The Camel CorpsClarkN 35.17212 W 114.71082
195The Last SpikeClarkN 35.82381 W 115.28747
270The Morelli HouseClarkN 36.16514 W 115.13770
31The Old Spanish Trail (1829-1850)ClarkN 36.80407 W 114.06872
32The Old Spanish Trail (1829-1850)ClarkN 36.18120 W 115.13314
33The Old Spanish Trail (1829-1850)ClarkN 36.04684 W 115.40651
34The Old Spanish Trail (1829-1850)ClarkN 36.01638 W 115.50291
141The Old Spanish Trail (Armijo's Route)ClarkN 36.09768 W 114.90460
140The Old Spanish Trail (Garces Expedition)Clark35.106519, -114.650708
139The Old Spanish Trail (Journey of Death)ClarkN 36.66644 W 114.52009
142The Old Spanish Trail (Mountain Springs Pass)ClarkN 35.99845 W 115.44774
86Tule SpringsClarkN 36.32246 W 115.26936
56Virgin ValleyClarkN 36.80413 W 114.06850
188Von Schmidt State Boundary MonumentClarkN 35.01424 W 114.66184
124Boyd Toll RoadDouglas38.987612, -119.779225
207Carson ValleyDouglas38.974261, -119.877126
226Cave Rock - De'ek WadapushDouglas39.044977, -119.948432
123Cradlebaugh BridgeDouglas39.046729, -119.780249
126Double Springs, NevadaDouglas38.793525, -119.599536
131DresslervilleDouglas38.905171, -119.706420
129GardnervilleDouglas38.940808, -119.748830
219GlenbrookDouglas39.081489, -119.942589
117Kingsbury GradeDouglasN 38.96549 W 119.83969
118Luther CanyonDouglasN 38.87047 W 119.80943
130MindenDouglas38.952691, -119.761831
121MottsvilleDouglasN 38.93106 W 119.83998
12Nevada's BirthplaceDouglasN 39.00444 W 119.84528
225Spooner Area (Logging and Lumber Period: 1868-1895)Douglas39.106219, -119.918022
261Spooner SummitDouglas39.104273, -119.895662
125Twelve Mile HouseDouglas38.905804, -119.706766
120Walley's Hot SpringsDouglasN 38.98076 W 119.83351
122SheridanDouglasN 38.90125 W 119.82589
50Carlin CanyonElko40.727940, -116.019831
112CarlinElko40.710312, -116.118394
251Diamondfield Jack DavisElko41.984799, -114.671903
244Dinner StationElko41.099749, -115.866354
151Duck Valley Indian ReservationElko41.997450, -116.132001
107Elko AirportElko40.828743, -115.780109
106ElkoElko40.841389, -115.753441
47Fort Halleck Site (1867-1886)Elko40.956274, -115.465769
45Humboldt WellsElko41.117892, -114.978171
153Jarbidge Community HallElko41.875519, -115.430682
69Jarbidge, NevadaElko41.871744, -115.431220
109Lamoille ValleyElko40.727632, -115.479733
229Oil from ShaleElko40.825540, -115.779914
46Pilot PeakElko40.843933, -114.207478
108Ruby Valley Pony Express StationElko40.841851, -115.752835
48TuscaroraElko41.281007, -116.113917
73Unknown SoldiersElko41.261992, -114.193398
3West End of Hastings CutoffElko40.766087, -115.919748
174BlairEsmeraldaN 37.78772 W 117.63651
20ColumbusEsmeralda38.149407, -117.947939
133Fish Lake ValleyEsmeraldaN 37.69395 W 118.09028
156Gold PointEsmeraldaN 37.43746 W 117.28511
14GoldfieldEsmeralda37.707608, -117.233431
157LidaEsmeraldaN 37.45542 W 117.49966
101MillersEsmeralda38.140509, -117.454420
158PalmettoEsmeraldaN 37.44413 W 117.69488
155Silver PeakEsmeraldaN 38.01833 W 117.77583
242
Southern Nevada Consolidated Telephone-Telegraph Company Building
EsmeraldaN 37.70911 W 117.23499
82Diamond Valley>EurekaN 39.75556 W 116.08396
80Eureka County CourthouseEurekaN 39.51231 W 115.96097
170Eureka Sentinel BuildingEurekaN 39.51241 W 115.96168
65PalisadeEurekaN 40.60113 W 116.17811
11EurekaEurekaN 39.49994 W 115.95854
254Nevada's Mining HeritageEurekaN 39.55530 W 115.99576
222Tannehill Cabin - One of Eureka's First HousesEurekaN 39.50308 W 115.95947
187The Cattle IndustryEurekaN 40.67977 W 116.47334
164Button PointHumboldtN 41.01653 W 117.57346
162Camp McGarryHumboldtN 41.39444 W 119.16618
144Fort McDermittHumboldtN 41.94297 W 117.70761
105GolcondaHumboldtN 40.94856 W 117.48660
22Humboldt RiverHumboldtN 41.01664 W 117.57349
146McDermitt Indian ReservationHumboldtN 41.94472 W 117.71168
89Paradise ValleyHumboldtN 41.49168 W 117.53460
2Pioneer Memorial ParkHumboldtN 40.97881 W 117.74197
143Sarah Winnemucca HopkinsHumboldtN 41.97244 W 117.62274
239StonehouseHumboldtN 40.83955 W 117.19167
21The Humboldt CanalHumboldtN 40.98213 W 117.72673
167ValmyHumboldtN 40.78890 W 117.12897
67Austin ChurchesLanderN 39.49101 W 117.0694
8AustinLanderN 39.49833 W 117.07959
95Battle MountainLanderN 40.64189 W 116.93401
137Hickison SummitLanderN 39.44440 W 116.74315
208International HotelLanderN 39.49371 W 117.07248
66JacobsvilleLanderN 39.49291 W 117.18389
119Reuel Colt Gridley "Citizen Extraordinaire"LanderN 39.48945 W 117.06305
59Stokes CastleLanderN 39.49336 W 117.07991
176The Surveyors (Nevada)LanderN 39.45708 W 116.99661
136Toquima CaveLanderN 39.39993 W 116.94189
203BullionvilleLincolnN 37.80658 W 114.40620
205Crystal SpringsLincolnN 37.53270 W 115.23354
55Culverwell's RanchLincolnN 37.61440 W 114.51257
90DelamarLincolnN 37.61970 W 114.79495
206HikoLincolnN 37.59670 W 115.22395
204JackrabbitLincolnN 38.09547 W 114.58227
93Panaca Mercantile StoreLincolnN 37.79039 W 114.38706
182Panaca Ward ChapelLincolnN 37.79086 W 114.38746
5PiocheLincolnN 37.92673 W 114.44923
249Union Pacific Depot—1923LincolnN 37.61270 W 114.51396
57Old Boundary (Nevada's Southern Boundary 1861-1867)LincolnN 37.00204 W 116.72594
38Pahranagat ValleyLincolnN 37.36221 W 115.15904
39PanacaLincolnN 37.79016 W 114.38809
160Panaca SpringLincolnN 37.79569 W 114.38511
192Buckland's Station (On the California Emigrant Trail)LyonN 39.29423 W 119.25177
199Camels in DaytonLyonN 39.23866 W 119.59134
127Courthouse Site (1865-1907)LyonN 39.23810 W 119.59114
233 Dayton CemeteryLyonN 39.23345 W 119.59711
262Dayton School House - 1865LyonN 39.23790 W 119.59254
177Desert Well Station (Overland Mail and Stage Station)LyonN 39.36417 W 119.36560
223Devil's GateLyonN 39.26663 W 119.64326
200Hall's StationLyonN 39.23582 W 119.59247
61Mound HouseLyonN 39.21429 W 119.66939
257Nevada's First Gold DiscoveryLyonN 39.23583 W 119.59179
74Wellington>LyonN 38.75190 W 119.37041
255Wilson Canyon>LyonN 38.80966 W 119.22016
163Dayton ChinatownLyonN 39.23625 W 119.58929
7DaytonLyonN 39.23620 W 119.58930
264Silver City SchoolhouseLyonN 39.26458 W 119.63958
85SutroLyonN 39.27436 W 119.56457
186Union Hotel and Post OfficeLyonN 39.23615 W 119.59064
113WabuskaLyonN 39.14356 W 119.18180
154BellevilleMineralN 38.22290 W 118.18031
92Candelaria and Metallic CityMineralN 38.20808 W 118.00167
237Carson and Colorado Railroad -  Freight DepotMineralN 38.52430 W 118.62380
60Hawthorne (Present Mineral County Seat - Former Esmeralda County Seat)MineralN 38.53250 W 118.62501
16Mineral CountyMineralN 38.69037 W 118.77075
183Walker River ReservationMineralN 38.95236 W 118.81050
241Never AssignedN/AN/A
260Never AssignedN/AN/A
268Never AssignedN/AN/A
272Never AssignedN/AN/A
273Never AssignedN/AN/A
173Beatty (Center of the Gold Railroads - Chicago of the West")NyeN 36.90593 W 116.75581
138BelmontNyeN 38.59630 W 116.87584
42Big Smoky ValleyNyeN 38.78318 W 117.17529
171Chief Tecopa (Peacemaker of the Paiutes)NyeN 36.20909 W 115.98954
159IoneNyeN 38.94951 W 117.58518
97Manhattan "The Pine Tree Camp"NyeN 38.57238 W 117.18101
165Nevada Test SiteNyeN 36.59261 W 116.02837
64OphirNyeN 38.93879 W 117.19746
96Round MountainNyeN 38.72656 W 117.11499
15TonopahNyeN 38.06695 W 117.22908
58Old Boundary (Nevada's Southern Boundary 1861-1867)NyeN 37.04440 W 114.98501
217Tate's Stage StationNyeN 38.97835 W 117.19644
172TyboNyeN 38.30991 W 116.27609
23Humboldt HousePershingN 40.59856 W 118.25172
17Pershing CountyPershingN 40.18024 W 118.47664
232Reunion in UnionvillePershingN 40.44801 W 118.14580
49Applegate-Lassen Emigrant Trail CutoffPershingN 40.65224 W 118.16573
231Star CityPershingN 40.55324 W 118.05161
145Unionville (Pershing County)PershingN 40.44975 W 118.07170
266African Americans and the Boston SaloonStoreyN 39.31054 W 119.64949
209Chollar MineStoreyN 39.30194 W 119.65121
132Mackay MansionStoreyN 39.30663 W 119.65022
28Mark TwainStoreyN 39.31009 W 119.64969
211Old Geiger Grade?StoreyN 39.37256 W 119.66765
236Piper's Opera HouseStoreyN 39.31093 W 119.65014
87Savage Mansion (c. 1863)StoreyN 39.30663 W 119.65021
185McCone's FoundriesStoreyN 39.29878 W 119.65555
13The Comstock LodeStoreyN 39.31613 W 119.64732
228The Great Fire of 1875StoreyN 39.31051 W 119.65090
166Bowers MansionWashoeN 39.28470 W 119.84064
29Chinese in NevadaWashoeN 39.53473 W 119.75346
240Coney IslandWashoeN 39.53503 W 119.78062
43Derby Diversion DamWashoeN 39.58903 W 119.44617
253Emigrant - Donner CampWashoe39.475754, -119.754121
114FranktownWashoeN 39.27136 W 119.84077
245Frederick Joseph DeLongchamps (June 2, 1882 - February 11, 1969)WashoeN 39.52492 W 119.81224
267Galena Creek Fish HatcheryWashoeN 39.35272 W 119.86042
212GalenaWashoeN 39.36260 W 119.81754
218Geiger Station (Magnolia House)WashoeN 39.37581 W 119.71594
152GerlachWashoe40.651621, -119.354357
169
Glendale School
WashoeN 39.53455 W 119.75484
265Governor Emmet Derby BoyleWashoeN 39.52513 W 119.84516
81Grand Army Of The Republic Memorial TreeWashoeN 39.53636 W 119.81479
149High Rock CanyonWashoeN 41.22731 W 119.49193
256Historic TransportationWashoeN 39.62528 W 119.91570
238Huffaker'sWashoeN 39.44138 W 119.77191
4Junction House - The First SettlementWashoeN 39.48881 W 119.79475
227Lake MansionWashoeN 39.52266 W 119.81607
234Moana SpringsWashoeN 39.49118 W 119.79999
230Mount Rose Weather ObservatoryWashoeN 39.31264 W 119.89730
210Nevada-California-Oregon Railroad DepotWashoeN 39.53098 W 119.80947
24OlinghouseWashoeN 39.64990 W 119.33573
18Pyramid LakeWashoeN 39.90250 W 119.56581
30RenoWashoeN 39.52423 W 119.81235
221Sand HarborWashoeN 39.20050 W 119.92996
68WadsworthWashoeN 39.63090 W 119.27922
79Grand Army of the Republic CemeteryWashoeN 39.53613 W 119.81987
274Nevada State HospitalWashoeN 39.52931 W 119.77851
247Site of Nevada's First Public LibraryWashoeN 39.52481 W 119.81226
189Southern Pacific Railroad YardsWashoeN 39.53470 W 119.75262
88SparksWashoeN 39.53816 W 119.76654
198Steamboat SpringsWashoeN 39.38016 W 119.74226
220The Fight of the CenturyWashoeN 39.53314 W 119.79648
246The Great Incline of the Sierra NevadaWashoeN 39.23671 W 119.92875
128The Great Train Robbery (Nevada)WashoeN 39.51745 W 119.98846
148The Two Battles Of Pyramid LakeWashoeN 39.74925 W 119.33186
94The Winters Ranch (Rancho del Sierra)WashoeN 39.31033 W 119.82342
63Truckee River - EastWashoeN 39.55008 W 119.57360
62Truckee River - WestWashoeN 39.50944 W 119.93696
191VerdiWashoeN 39.51588 W 119.99391
248Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of WayWashoeN 39.51687 W 119.80702
52Cherry CreekWhite PineN 39.90089 W 114.88612
9Copper CountryWhite PineN 39.28360 W 114.96427
53HamiltonWhite PineN 39.35363 W 115.39451
84Jedediah Strong Smith (Explorer of the Western Wilderness)White PineN 39.29095 W 114.83899
100Nevada Northern RailwayWhite PineN 39.25261 W 114.87867
98Osceola (1872-1940)White PineN 39.07132 W 114.44952
184Ward Charcoal OvensWhite PineN 39.03734 W 114.84636
54Ward Mining DistrictWhite PineN 39.08886 W 114.75291
269Ely, Forging the LinkWhite PineN 39.24820 W 114.89123
51SchellbourneWhite PineN 39.79718 W 114.74111
99TaylorWhite PineN 39.08891 W 114.75276
Nevada Historical Markers
HISTORICAL MARKER – This is an example of what historical markers in Nevada will look like. Don Bowers, chairman of the Nevada Centennial Historical Markers Committee, says plans are moving ahead to put the markers in suitable places around the state. The prototype of the final design will be made at the Nevada State Prison. It was designed by Jock Cooney, a highway department architect. The markers will be concrete slabs, six feet long by 4 ½ feet high and 4 inches thick. Lettering will be indented one inch. The committee estimates there will be as many as five markers in each county in the state. (Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nevada) 19 Feb 1963, Tue – Page 20)

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