Gold Hill
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 17.643 W 119° 39.456
11S E 270812 N 4352775
This Historical marker is mounted on the wall of the Gold Hill station of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad on the west side of Nevada Highway 342 just south of Virginia City, Nevada.
Waymark Code: WMFJ49
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 10/24/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 4

Gold Hill

The first prospectors and settlers came to this area in 1852, but Gold Hill was not formally settled until 1858. The following year, with the discovery of silver, Gold Hill became a major community. Never as prominent as Virginia City, Gold Hill still boasted of its big mines, churches, banks, schools, newspapers, and some 8,000 residents in 1875. Continuous competition between the two towns kept Gold Hill lively for many years, until mining began to decline in the 1880’s.

Julia C. Bulette Chapter ~ E. Clampus Vitus

Marker Title (required): Gold Hill

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