Old County Courthouse

Old County Courthouse (HM26KT)

Location: Hawthorne, NV 89415 Mineral County
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N 38° 31.514', W 118° 37.602'

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On July 1, 1883 the county seat of Esmeralda County moved from Aurora to Hawthorne. A court house was needed, so a contract to build it for $29125 was awarded. On August 16, 1883 construction began. Corruption and collusion between the contractor George W. Babcock, and political officials are revealed by a grand jury. Despite the wrong doings, in February of 1884 the building was opened and continued as a county entity until May 1907, when the county seat moved to Goldfield. On February 11, 1911 Esmeralda County was split and Mineral County was created. Again, it became the center of county business until 1973, when a modern facility replaced it.
HM NumberHM26KT
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1996
Placed ByWalker Lake Posse #6000, Outpost of Julia C. Bulette #1864 E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 358200 N 4265347
Decimal Degrees38.52523333, -118.62670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 31.514', W 118° 37.602'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 31' 30.84" N, 118° 37' 36.12" W
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Area Code(s)775
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 549-589 C St, Hawthorne NV 89415, US
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