Belmont (HM1MBU)

Location: Manhattan, NV 89022 Nye County
Country: United States of America
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N 38° 35.779', W 116° 52.555'

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Once visited by prehistoric man, Shoshone Indians also used this site for jackrabbit drives and for celebrations.

Silver ore discoveries in 1865, the convenience of wood and water and a naturally fine location resulted in the attractive tree-shaded, mining and milling center of Belmont. Once the most flourishing town in eastern Nevada, it was the county seat from 1867-1905.

English-Irish feuds flared frequently and the German-dominated merchant section of town once flew its own flag.

Silver production totaling $4 million was from unusually high grade but shallow ores. Most mines shut down by 1890.
Marker Number138
Year Placed1971
Placed ByNevada State Park System
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees38.59631667, -116.87591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.779', W 116° 52.555'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 46.74" N, 116° 52' 33.3" W
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Area Code(s)775
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cedar St, Manhattan NV 89022, US
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