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Sand Hill Nevada

Sand Hill Nevada

Sand Hill Nevada Overview

There is not a lot of information to be found about the history of the Pony Express station known as Sand Hill in Churchill County, Nevada.

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

Year Established/Founded

By 1861 ?

Sand Hill Nevada History

From the Nevada Place Names:

The Pony Express station, between Sand Springs and Carson Sink stations, was named for a mountain of pure white sand near the station, about three miles long, a half-mile wide, and about fifteen hundred feet high.

Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail

Bishop and Henderson, as well as the government mail contract of 1861, identify Sand Hill as a station between Sand Spring and Carson Sink. 

Little else is known about this isolated station.


  • October 26, 1861 – The operations ceased after the first transcontinental telegraph was established on October 24, 1861




Sand Hill Nevada

GPS Coordinates

39° 17′ 12.72″ N, 118° 25′ 25.49″ W

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Sand Hill Nevada