Sheridan Nevada Overview
In 1861, a blacksmith shop, a store, two saloons, and a boarding house comprised the village of Sheridan, Nevada in Douglas County, Nevada.
The former boarding house is all that remains and it has been converted into the dwelling seen across the road.
Also known as Job, Jobs, Jobs Station, Jobs Store, and Motts Ranch.
Sheridan Nevada History
The community was founded by Moses Job in the 1850s
- 1854 – Moses Job opens a small store in the area
- 1858 – The post office opened briefly under the name Job’s Store
- 1858 – The post office opened under the name Mott’s Ranch
- 1860 – The post office closed
- 1865 – The post office reopened under the name of Sheridan
- 1920 – The post office closed
Nevada Historical Marker Category
Nevada Historical Marker Marker Type
Nevada Historical Marker Number
Sheridan Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #122.
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38° 53′ 52.66″ N, 119° 49′ 21.64″ W
Nevada Historical Marker Transcription
In 1861, a blacksmith shop, a store, a boarding house, and two saloons comprised the village of Sheridan. The village had grown up around Moses Job’s general store, established prior to 1855. The Surveyor General, in his 1889-90 biennial report, stated that Sheridan was the metropolis of the Carson River West Fork farmers. The Sheridan House, erstwhile boarding abode, has been converted to a dwelling. It may be seen across the road. It is all that remains of the “metropolis.”
Moses Job, an irrepressible man, climbed the peak above this location, planted the American flag and with a shout named the peak after himself. Job’s Canyon is above, and to its left is Job’s Peak. To its right is Job’s Sister.
STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 122
STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
- State Historic Preservation Office – Sheridan Nevada
- Wikipedia – Sheridan Nevada
- United States Geological Survey – Sheridan Nevada