Nevada Historic Markers in Lincoln County

Nevada Historical Marker 203
State Route 93 One Mile North of Junction With State Route 319

Nevada Historic Marker 203: Bullionville
Nevada Historic Marker 203: Bullionville
16 July 2008
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Bullionville began early in 1870 when John H. Ely and W.H. Raymond removed their five-stamp mill at Hiko and placed it at this point. The enterprise prospered and during the next two years most of nearby Pioche's mills were located here because of the proximity to water. The town grew rapidly and by 1875 it had five mills, a population of 500 and the first iron foundry in eastern Nevada. During the same year a water works was constructed at Pioche which eventually led to the relocation of the mills. Although a plant was erected here in 1880 to work the tailings deposited by the former mills, this failed to prevent the decline of Bullionville.

State Historical Marker No. 203
Nevada State Park System
Nevada Historical Society

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