Hiko (HM6X)

Location: Hiko, NV 89017 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.803', W 115° 13.435'

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As early as 1865, a camp was established here and in the Spring of 1866, Colonel W.H. Raymond and others laid out the townsite. Hiko, situated in the Pahranagat range of mountains, is an Indian expression for "white man's town." Raymond, with Eastern capital, purchased the machinery for a five stamp mill and had it shipped via the Colorado River to Callville, then hauled by oxen the 140 miles to this site. In November, 1866, milling was begun on Pahranagat ores and soon after, Hiko became the first county seat of Lincoln County in March 1867. Raymond spent nearly $900,000 building roads, erecting dwellings, setting up the mill, prospecting and mining before the enterprise failed. The mill was moved to Bullionville in 1870 and consequently, Hiko declined in population and importance. The decline was accelerated after the removal of the county government to Pioche in February, 1871.
HM NumberHM6X
Marker Number206
Year Placed1976
Placed ByNevada State Park System, Nevada Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 656791 N 4162554
Decimal Degrees37.59671667, -115.22391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.803', W 115° 13.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 48.18" N, 115° 13' 26.10" W
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Area Code(s)775, 702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1601 NV-318, Hiko NV 89017, US
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