America's First Transcontinental Highway

America's First Transcontinental Highway (HMV7T)

Location: Fernley, NV 89408 Lyon County
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N 39° 35.556', W 119° 13.611'

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The Lincoln Highway was conceived and promoted by industrialists who were determined to act on the concept of creating one transcontinental highway from amongst the various and fragmented paths, trails and city streets. The LH (1913 -1927) brought notoriety and some prosperity to rural Nevada towns along its path.

Farm District Road from Fernley toward Hazen was incorporated into the Lincoln Highway. The LH served until the Federal Highway System was developed and continued to be promoted by the towns along its route through the 1930's.Dedicated May 11, 2002 Nevada-Sierra Chapter, Lincoln Highway Association Chief Truckee, Snowshoe Thompson & Julia C. Bulette Chpts. E Clampus Vitus Fernley Preservation Society
HM NumberHMV7T
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the Lincoln Highway series.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByNevada-Sierra Chapter, Lincoln Highway Association, Julia C. Bulette Chapter E Clampus Vitus and Fernley Preservation Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 308782 N 4384910
Decimal Degrees39.59260000, -119.22685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 35.556', W 119° 13.611'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 35' 33.36" N, 119° 13' 36.66" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 925 Farm District Rd, Fernley NV 89408, US
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