Nevada Added Station

Nevada Added Station (HMJU7)

Location: Dayton, NV 89403 Lyon County
Buy Nevada State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 39° 14.175', W 119° 35.444'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

In Search of the Pony Express - Station Marker

Dedicated September 15, 2001
Added Station
Jul. 1, 1861 - Nov. 20, 1861
Bennetts Family
James Stretesky
Dayton Historic Society
Don, Nancy, Jody & Jeff Dallas
Robert & Rae Marie Foster Family
Pony Express Trail Association

Dayton in 1860 was called Chinatown. By the start of 1861 it was known as Nevada or Nevada City. The name of Nevada was used on the United States Postmaster General's and the Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company's (The Pony Express Company) schedules.

The original Pony Express route went through here but it was not an original stop. By July 1, 1861 this site was used by the Pony Express and the Overland Stagecoach. The site is directly across the street. An original rock wall of the station can still be seen. On November 20, 1861 the Pony Express made its last mail delivery. This was due to the completion of the transcontinental telegraph line that also passed here.

At a meeting on November 8, 1861 the name Dayton was adopted by its citizens.

? 2001 Joe Nardone
HM NumberHMJU7
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
Year Placed2001
Placed ByPony Express Trail Association and others (see marker text)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 3:46pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 276396 N 4346192
Decimal Degrees39.23625000, -119.59073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 14.175', W 119° 35.444'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 14' 10.50" N, 119° 35' 26.64" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 160 Main St, Dayton NV 89403, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. Does the marker have a number?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?