Dayton Cemetery
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N 39° 14.007 W 119° 35.826
11S E 275837 N 4345897
Nevada State Historical Marker No. 233 is located at the entrance to the Dayton Cemetery, on the hillside above Dayton on Cemetery Road.
Waymark Code: WMF8HV
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/10/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
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This Historic Marker describes the origins of this Comstock Lode era cemetery.
Marker Title (required): Dayton Cemetery

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 233

Marker Text (required):
Founded in 1851, this is one of the oldest constantly-maintained cemeteries in Nevada. The trail to the California Mother Lode passed directly in front and the wagon tracks can still be seen with careful observation. James Finney (“Old Virginny”) after whom Virginia City is named, is buried here. Many people buried here are Italian Americans, as this ethnic group dominated much of Dayton’s early history. Recognizing the potential of the land and the irrigating value of the Carson River, Italian Americans made this area the breadbasket for the Comstock

County (required): Lyon

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

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