Crystal Springs

Crystal Springs (HM6P)

Location: Alamo, NV 89001 Lincoln County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 31.958', W 115° 14.012'

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The discovery of silver in Pahranagat Valley in 1865 resulted in the creation of Lincoln County with Crystal Springs designated as the provisional county seat in 1866. With the intention of organizing the new county, Governor Henry G. Blasdel left Carson City in April, 1866, accompanied by over twenty people and after a perilous journey through Death Valley, California, reached the new district of Pahranagat. This expedition was also expected to find a more practicable route between the valley and the towns of western Nevada. When the Governor arrived at Crystal Springs, he found that the region lacked the number of voters necessary to meet the requirements for county organization, which resulted in the eventual formation of the county at Hiko one year later. This locale, used as a watering place and campsite, was the principal stopover on the Mormon Trail alternate route.
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HM NumberHM6P
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Marker Number205
Year Placed1976
Placed ByNevada State Park System, Nevada Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 11:16am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 656076 N 4155427
Decimal Degrees37.53263333, -115.23353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.958', W 115° 14.012'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 57.48" N, 115° 14' 0.72" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 386 NV-375, Alamo NV 89001, US
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