First Presbyterian Church - Carson City, NV
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N 39° 09.848 W 119° 46.129
11S E 260779 N 4338642
A history marker at the historical First Presbyterian Church in Carson City, Nevada.
Waymark Code: WMVQVD
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 05/19/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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This historical marker, placed in 1976, is mounted at the original entrance of the First Presbyterian Church. Church address is 306 W Musser St. but the sign is at original church entrance near corner N Nevada St and W King St. The marker was placed in 1975 by the Carson City Historical Commission and the Board of Supervisors. There is a second small plaque beneath the sign with the following text:
American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site No. 285. Registered by the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA.
Marker Title (required): First Presbyterian Church

Marker Text (required):
The roots of this church reach deep into Nevada’s sagebrush soil, and are older than the State itself. Portions of the edifice date to early 1864, making it the oldest church building still in service in Nevada. Many key figures in the State’s history are numbered on its rolls. Not the least of these was Orion Clemens, Secretary of Nevada Territory, 1861-1864. His brother Sam Clemens (Mark Twain) donated the proceeds of the Third Session (1864) of his famed “Third House” toward the church’s construction.

County (required): Carson City

Marker Type (required): Other (describe below)

Other Marker Type (optional): Wood framed sign

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): NA

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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