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Panaca Ward Chapel 

Panaca Ward Chapel 

Panaca Ward Chapel Overview

Located in Lincoln County, Nevada, the Panaca Ward Chapel is the oldest building standing in the county. 

Built from local organic materials, this adobe building was constructed by local Mormon residents from 1867 to 1868 to be used as a chapel, a school, and a recreational center by the congregation. 

Year Established/Founded

Nevada State Historical Marker #182 was designated in 1973 by Nevada State Park System.

GPS Coordinates

37° 47.45′ N, 114° 23.25′ W

Nevada Historical Marker Transcription

Panaca Ward Chapel

Oldest building in Lincoln County. Constructed in 1867-1868 of adobe from the swamps west of town.

Built as a Mormon chapel, used also as a school and recreation hall, it is typical of the development in small Mormon pioneer communities in the inter-mountain West during the mid-1800’s.

Nevada Historic Marker 182

State Route 319 in Panaca

Nearby Historical Markers

Lincoln County is home to fourteen Nevada Historical Markers. As we visit each we will link the articles below for you to learn more about the history of the site the marker represents.

Click here to view Nevada Historical Markers.

  1. #203 Bullionville 
  2. #205 Crystal Springs 
  3. #55 Culverwell’s Ranch 
  4. #90 Delamar 
  5. #206 Hiko 
  6. #204 Jackrabbit 
  7. #57 Old Boundary (Nevada’s Southern Boundary 1861-1867) 
  8. #38 Pahranagat Valley 
  9. #39 Panaca 
  10. #93 Panaca Mercantile Store 
  11. #160 Panaca Spring 
  12. #182 Panaca Ward Chapel 
  13. #5 Pioche 
  14. #249 Union Pacific Depot – 1923 

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Lincoln County, Nevada Exploration Guide

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Panaca Ward Chapel