Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley

Early Settlements in the Moapa Valley (HMVNY)

Location: Moapa Valley, NV 89040 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 32.329', W 114° 26.608'

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During the early 1860's, Brigham Young directed that settlements be built in the area known today as the Moapa Valley. The water from the Muddy River, and the rich soil of the Valley, made the land a prime agricultural area for southern Nevada. Settlers sent by the Mormon church created the towns of St. Thomas (1865), St. Joseph (1865), Simonsville/Mill Point (1866), West Point (1868), Overton (1870), Logandale (1881), and Kaolin (1910). Early settlements thrived until 1871, when local residents found they were in Nevada, not Arizona. Moving back to Utah, they did not return for ten years. Overton, Logandale, and St. Thomas were revived, though St. Thomas, along with the later settlement of Kaolin, was ultimately drowned by the waters of Lake Mead.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByQueho Posse Chapter 1919 of E Clampus Vitus, In conjunction with Sugars Home Plate, a part of Moapa Valley since its founding as the Lost City Caf? in 1938
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 3:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 728858 N 4046754
Decimal Degrees36.53881667, -114.44346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 32.329', W 114° 26.608'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 32' 19.74" N, 114° 26' 36.48" W
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Area Code(s)702
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 309 S Moapa Valley Blvd, Moapa Valley NV 89040, US
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