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N 38° 13.374 W 118° 10.818
11S E 396685 N 4231205
An official Nevada historical marker located just off Hwy 360.
Waymark Code: WMY1TG
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 04/03/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 3

This official Nevada historical marker is located at the former mining town of Belleville. All that remains at this site are a few stone foundations to former buildings, a few stone foundations to the former railroad that passed through town and an abandoned cemetery which is located about 1/2 mile from the highway.
Marker Title (required): Belleville

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 154

Marker Text (required):
Founded in 1874 by Alsop J. Holmes, Belleville flourished by milling ore from Holmes’ Northern Belle Mine at Candelaria. The mill, located just east of here, made its first bullion-bar shipment (worth $9,200) in April 1875.

Belleville was also the terminus and work camp of the Carson and Colorado Railroad that reached the town in December 1881. At that time Belleville’s population peaked at about five hundred and included an assay office, an express office, a telegraph station, a livery stable, a schoolhouse, two hotels, several restaurants and blacksmith shops, and seven saloons.

By the late 1880s pipes delivered water to Candelaria and allowed local mills to begin operation, reducing the need for shipping costs. Belleville could not survive the competition and was deserted by 1892.




County (required): Mineral

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

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

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