The Pioneer Church

The Pioneer Church (HM1H1P)

Location: Virginia City, NV 89440 Storey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.551', W 119° 38.876'

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The first religious service in Nevada, officiated by a visiting Protestant Episcopal Reverend, was held in Virginia City's U.S. Courthouse on Sept. 11, 1861. A Parish was organized as St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal. In the following year the Rev. Franklin S. Rising became St. Paul's first Pastor and missionary, also holding services in Gold Hill and Silver City. A $30,000.00 church was built and the first service was held on Feb. 22, 1863. It was destroyed in the great fire of 1875 and rebuilt the following year on the original site.

The gothic style St. Paul's Episcopal Church's interior is adorned with hand-hewn pine beams and sugar pine planking from Lake Tahoe. The pipe organ, the oldest in Nevada, cost $3,000.00 and came around the "Horn". St. Paul's Parish, founded in 1861 is still active and holds Sunday services year round.
HM NumberHM1H1P
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByJulia C. Bulette Chapter 1864 E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 271695 N 4354431
Decimal Degrees39.30918333, -119.64793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.551', W 119° 38.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 33.06" N, 119° 38' 52.56" W
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Area Code(s)775
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150-198 Taylor St, Virginia City NV 89440, US
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