National Register of Historic Places in Lander County

National Register #03000753: Austin Cemetery

National Register #03000753: Austin Cemetery
13 March 2016
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National Register #03000753
Austin Cemetery
Highway 50 At State Route 305

The Austin Cemetery is actually four adjoining cemeteries which mirror the ethnic diversity of the historic community with the graves of American-born whites, Irish, Chinese, and many other ethnicities. The first known burials date to 1863. By the late 1860s, fencing and other improvements were in place.

The memorials include stylish imported marble and granite monuments, some with statuary; ornamental metal fences and wood palings; wooden headboards, some with traces of painted inscriptions; and vernacular concrete, stone, and metal gravemarkers.

The well-preserved cemetery affords dramatic views of the Reese River Valley and surrounding mountain ranges.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination form submitted in 2003.

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