Stonehouse Nevada Overview
Native Americans and passing emigrants once camped here. The Overland Stage Company built this stone house in the 1860s.
In 1868, the Central Pacific Railroad line passed through here and the nearby springs provided water for engines.
- Native American
Nevada Historical Marker Number
Stonehouse Nevada is Nevada Historical Marker #239.
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Nevada Historical Marker Transcription
Native Americans and passing emigrants once camped here and the stone house was erected in the 1860s by officials of the Overland Stage Company as a dining and overnight rest stop. The Central Pacific Railroad line passed through this section of Humboldt County in 1868, and the nearby springs provided water for engines. A small community flourished here for a number of years to serve the needs of railroaders and neighboring ranchers, and a post office operated here from November 1890 to March 1915.
STATE HISTOCIAL MARKER NO. 239
STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
SPONSORED BY DAIL E. TURNEY