Mormon Station - Genoa

Mormon Station - Genoa (HMDMT)

Location: Gardnerville, NV 89460 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.248', W 119° 50.746'

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In early June, 1850, a party of Mormons led by Abner and Thomas Blackburn, Hampton S. Beatie and Joseph Dumont, established a trading post about a mile to the north of this site. In September, as they returned to Salt Lake City, a party of Bannock Indians attacked them and stole most of their horses and livestock. On September 9, 1850, the U.S. Congress created the Utah Territory, which included this section of present-day Nevada. Nine months later, June 1, 1851, John and Enoch Reese, Salt Lake merchants, arrived to establish Mormon Station, the first settlement in present-day Nevada.

On June 17, 1854, the Utah Territorial Legislature created Carson County. Probate Judge Orson Hyde, Judge George P. Stiles, U.S. Marshall Joseph L. Heywood and other Mormons arrived to organize and help colonize the county on June 17, 1855. The original Mormon Station buildings were destroyed in a fire on June 28, 1910 and the lot stood vacant until the present replica of the fort was constructed in 1947-48. On July 24, 1948, Mormons and State Officials dedicated the fort at a Pioneer Day celebration here in Genoa.
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Utah Pioneers series
Marker Number36
Year Placed1991
Placed ByEastern Sierra Chapter, Sons of Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 253573 N 4321088
Decimal Degrees39.00413333, -119.84576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.248', W 119° 50.746'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 14.88" N, 119° 50' 44.76" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2292 Jacks Valley Rd, Gardnerville NV 89460, US
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