Jacobsville
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 39° 29.575 W 117° 11.033
11S E 484188 N 4371494
Quick Description: Nevada history sign along Hwy. 50 near the Reese River.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2017 9:13:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMVFEP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 3

Long Description:
Nevada history sign in near the Reese River along Hwy. 50 about 6 miles west of Austin, NV.
Marker Title (required): Jacobsville

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 66

Marker Text (required):
The site of Jacobsville is one-half mile north. George Washington Jacobs, the first sheriff of Lander County, founded the town on the banks of the Reese River in 1859. Jacobsville was the Overland Stage and mail station and became a Pony Express stop in 1860. In the early 1860s, it had a population of about 400 people and boasted of having the first telegraph relay station, a post office, courthouse, three stores and two hotels. Jacobsville was the first county seat of Lander County which extended over most of northeastern Nevada. The county seat was moved to the more populated town of Austin the same year it was established in Jacobsville. The only remnants of the town are a few stones used in the foundations. The Reese River, just west of here, was discovered by the exploring party of John Reese in 1854.


County (required): Lander

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

Other Marker Type (optional): NA

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): NA

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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