Virgin Valley Overview
The valley served as the right-of-way for many trails.
The Virgin River provided water for settlers in Bunkerville (1877) and Mesquite (1880).
- Mormon Trail
- Old Spanish Trail
Nevada Historical Marker Number
Virgin Valley is Nevada Historical Marker #56.
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Nevada Historical Marker Transcription
Famed western explorer Jedediah Smith visited Virgin Valley in 1826. Captain John C. Fremont passed through here in 1844.
The valley served as the right-of-way for the Old Spanish Trail (1829-1848) and for the Mormon Road or southern route of travel to southern California.
Pioneers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints settled the area of Bunkerville in 1877 and Mesquite in 1880.
The Virgin River provided water for the development of the valley’s agricultural resources.
STATE HISTORICAL MARKER No. 56
STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
SOUTHERN NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY