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Washoe County Nevada

Washoe County Nevada

  • County Seat: Reno
  • Established: 1861
  • Origin: Original
  • Background: The Washo, a small Indian tribe that inhabits the area. 
  • Area: 6,342 sq mi
  • Population: 460,587

Historical Points of Interest in Washoe County Nevada

Nevada Historical Markers in Washoe County Nevada

Washoe County is home to eleven Nevada Historical Markers.

As we visit each we will link the articles below for you to learn more about the history of the site the marker represents.

  1. #4 Junction House – The First Settlement
  2. #18 Pyramid Lake (Koqyoqe Panunadu)
  3. #24 Olinghouse
  4. #29 Chinese in Nevada
  5. #30 Reno
  6. #43 Derby Diversion Dam
  7. #62 Truckee River – West
  8. #63 Truckee River – East
  9. #68 Wadsworth
  10. #79 Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery 
  11. #81 Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Tree
  12. #88 Sparks
  13. #94 The Winters Ranch (Rancho del Sierra)
  14. #114 Franktown
  15. #128 The Great Train Robbery (Nevada)
  16. #148 The Two Battles Of Pyramid Lake
  17. #149 High Rock Canyon
  18. #152 Gerlach
  19. #166 Bowers Mansion
  20. #169 Glendale School
  21. #189 Southern Pacific Railroad Yards
  22. #191 Verdi
  23. #198 Steamboat Springs
  24. #210 Nevada-California-Oregon Railroad Depot
  25. #211 Old Geiger Grade
  26. #212 Galena
  27. #218 Geiger Station (Magnolia House)
  28. #220 The Fight of the Century
  29. #221 Sand Harbor
  30. #227 Lake Mansion
  31. #230 Mount Rose Weather Observatory
  32. #234 Moana Springs
  33. #238 Huffaker’s
  34. #240 Coney Island
  35. #245 Frederick Joseph DeLongchamps (June 2, 1882 – February 11, 1969)
  36. #246 The Great Incline of the Sierra Nevada
  37. #247 Site of Nevada’s First Public Library
  38. #248 Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way
  39. #253 Emigrant – Donner Camp
  40. #256 Historic Transportation
  41. #265 Governor Emmet Derby Boyle
  42. #267 Galena Creek Fish Hatchery
  43. #274 Nevada State Hospital

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