Battle Mountain

Battle Mountain (HM19SB)

Location: Battle Mountain, NV 89820 Lander County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 38.513', W 116° 56.044'

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Battle Mountain's name derives from the mountain range to the southwest, where in 1850 angry California emigrants ambushed a band of Shoshones after the Indians had attacked their wagons.

As a town, it did not spring into existence until January 1870. In October 1868, the railroad established Reese River siding here, and made Argenta, five miles eastward, its principle station and point of departure for the busy mining camps to the southward.

Early in 1870, Argenta was moved bodily to this location, and Reese River siding was renamed Battle Mountain switch. Stage and freights roads north and south teemed with "mud wagon" stages and massive freight wagons, hauled by long jerk-line teams.

From 1880 to 1938, Battle Mountain was the operating headquarters for the Nevada Central Railroad, as well as the Battle Mountain and Lewis Railroad (1881-1890). The town's first copper boom developed in 1897, in the Galena (Battle Mountain) Range.
HM NumberHM19SB
Marker Number95
Year Placed1970
Placed ByNevada State Park System and Lander County Board of County Commissioners
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 505574 N 4499006
Decimal Degrees40.64188333, -116.93406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 38.513', W 116° 56.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 38' 30.78" N, 116° 56' 2.64" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-81 E Front St, Battle Mountain NV 89820, US
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