Stillwater Station Nevada
Stillwater Station Nevada Overview
Stillwater Station was possibly a Pony Express station located in Churchill County, Nevada.
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Stillwater Station Nevada History
Several sources identify Stillwater or Still Water as a potential Pony Express station.
This station also began about July 1861 as part of the Overland Mail Company stage line and the telegraph route.
The Pony Express may also have stopped at the station during the last several months of its existence.
Ranchers kept the station and the neighboring mining areas well-supplied with beef, grain, and hay.
In 1868, before the mail and telegraph operations transferred to the Central Pacific Railroad, Stillwater served as the county seat and had 100 residents.
No identifiable station remains existed in 1986.
- July 1861 – This station also began as part of the Overland Mail Company stage line and the telegraph route.
- October 26, 1861 – The operations cease after the first transcontinental telegraph was established on October 24, 1861
- 1868 – Before the mail and telegraph operations transferred to the Central Pacific Railroad, Stillwater served as the county seat and had 100 residents.
39° 31′ 17.71″ N, 118° 32′ 49.52″ W
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- Godfrey, Ph.D., Anthony, (August 1994), Historic Resource Study Pony Express National Historic Trail