Jacobsville (HM1BIX)

Location: Austin, NV 89310 Lander County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 29.574', W 117° 11.029'

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Site of the town of Jacobsville is one-half mile north. Founded on the banks of the Reese River in 1859 by George Washington Jacobs who was the first sheriff of Lander County, farmer and businessman, it was the Overland Stage and Mail station and became a Pony Express stop in 1860. In the early 60's, it had a population of about 400 people, and boasted of the first telegraph relay station, a post office, court house, three stores and two hotels.

It was the first county seat of Lander County comprising practically all of northeastern Nevada. The county seat was moved to the more population town of Austin the same year it was established in Jacobsville. The only remnants are a few stones used in the foundations. The Reese River, just west of here, was discovering by the exploring party of John Reese in 1854.
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Marker Number66
Placed ByNevada State Park System, Austin Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 484194 N 4371492
Decimal Degrees39.49290000, -117.18381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.574', W 117° 11.029'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 34.44" N, 117° 11' 1.74" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2616-2638 Lincoln Highway, Austin NV 89310, US
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