Hawthorne (HMTOC)

Location: Hawthorne, NV 89415 Mineral County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 31.958', W 118° 37.513'

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Present Mineral Co. Seat — Former Esmeralda Co. Seat

Townsite selected in 1880 by H. M. Yerington, president of the Carson and Colorado Railroad Co. as a division and distribution site for the new railroad.

The location was adjacent to the important Knapp's Station and Ferry Landing on the busy Esmeralda Toll Road from Wadsworth to Candelaria
Radiating roads ran to all of the surrounding mining areas.

Yerington named the new town Hawthorne after a lumberman friend in Carson City and on April 14, 1881, the first train arrived, loaded with prospective buyers for the new town lots.

In 1883, Hawthorne took the Esmeralda County seat from declining Aurora but later lost it to booming Goldfield. In 1911, it again became a county seat, this time for the new Mineral County.

In 1926, a destructive munitions explosion in the east caused the military to select Hawthorne for a new site. In 1928, Governor Balzar, former citizen of Hawthorne, turned the first shovel of dirt and dedicated the new depot which officially opened in 1930.

Hawthorne is a central point for desert travelers and for the vacation activity on nearby Walker Lake.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number60
Placed ByNevada State Park System, Julia C. Bulette Chapter, E. Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 358344 N 4266166
Decimal Degrees38.53263333, -118.62521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 31.958', W 118° 37.513'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 31' 57.48" N, 118° 37' 30.78" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 10th St, Hawthorne NV 89415, US
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