Chinatown

Chinatown (HM1BJX)

Location: Dayton, NV 89403 Lyon County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 14.176', W 119° 35.359'

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Early Name of Dayton

The first Chinese were brought to this site in 1856 to build the "Reese" ditch from the Carson River to the entrance of Gold Canyon. The ditch was used for placer mining. The Chinese soon began reworking the placers, earning a living from those abandoned by the miners. So many Chinese followed (200) that the settlement was called Chinatown. The name was changed to Dayton in 1861 in honor of John Day, who laid out the town and later became General of Nevada.
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HM NumberHM1BJX
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Marker Number163
Placed ByNevada State Park system; Dayton Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 276518 N 4346191
Decimal Degrees39.23626667, -119.58931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 14.176', W 119° 35.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 14' 10.56" N, 119° 35' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35 Dayton Valley Rd, Dayton NV 89403, US
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