Austin

Austin (HM9DD)

Location: Austin, NV 89310 Lander County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 29.9', W 117° 4.767'

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1864 — 1964

Austin, mother town of mining camps, sprang into being after William Talcott discovered silver at this spot on May 2, 1862. Talcott came from Jacobsville, a stage stop six miles to the west on the Reese River, the first Lander County seat. He was hauling wood out of Pony Canyon, directly below, when he made the strike that set off the famous "rush to Reese."

A town called Clifton flourished briefly in Pony Canyon, but fast-growing Austin soon took over and became the county seat in 1863. Before the mines began to fail in the 1880's Austin was a substantial city of 10,000 people. From Austin, prospectors fanned out to open many other important mining camps.

Nevada Centennial Marker No. 8
Nevada State Park System
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HM NumberHM9DD
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Marker Number8
Year Placed1975
Placed ByNevada State Park System
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 493168 N 4372082
Decimal Degrees39.49833333, -117.07945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.9', W 117° 4.767'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 54.00" N, 117° 4' 46.02" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 615 Lincoln Highway, Austin NV 89310, US
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