Carson City

Carson City (HMDS3)

Location: Carson City, NV 89701
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N 39° 9.845', W 119° 46.003'

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Nevada's State Capital, one of the state's oldest communities, was established in 1851 as Eagle Station, a trading post and ranch on the Carson Branch of the California Immigrant Trail, by Frank and Warren L. Hall, George Follansbee, Joe and Frank Bernard and A.J. Rollins. The station and surrounding valley took their name from an eagle skin stretched on the wall of the trading post.

In 1858, Abraham Curry purchased much of the Eagle Ranch after finding that lots in Genoa were too expensive. Together with his friends, John Musser, Frank Proctor and Ben Green, Curry platted a town he called Carson City. Curry left a plaza in the center of the planned community for a capitol building should the territorial or state seat of government be located in his town sometime in the future.

In March 1861, Congress created the Nevada Territory. Seven months later, November, 1861, Carson City became the capital of the territory due to the efforts of Curry and William M. Stewart. When Nevada became a state three years later, Carson City was selected as the state capital, and by 1871, the present capitol building was completed in the plaza Curry had reserved it for.

State Historical Marker No.44
Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology
Carson City Historic Commission
HM NumberHMDS3
Marker Number44
Placed ByDivision of Historical Preservation and Archeology and the Carson City Historic Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 8:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 260960 N 4338631
Decimal Degrees39.16408333, -119.76671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.845', W 119° 46.003'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 50.70" N, 119° 46' 0.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-139 US Route 30, Carson City NV 89701, US
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