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.
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.
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
39° 17′ 12.72″ N, 118° 25′ 25.49″ W
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- Godfrey, Ph.D., Anthony, (August 1994), Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail