Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Lyon County

Lyon County Courthouse in Yerington, Nevada
Lyon County Courthouse in Yerington
22 February 2007


Lyon County, one of nine original Nevada counties created in 1861, is situated in western Nevada near Lake Tahoe. It is named for General Nathaniel Lyon who died in the Civil War. The original county seat was Dayton, formerly known as Chinatown then Nevada City, but after the courthouse burned in 1909, the county seat moved to Yerington.

Lyon County has an area of 2,016 square miles or 5,222 square kilometers and a population of about fifty thousand souls.

The main east-west highway in Lyon County is US 50, the loneliest road in America. The main north-south highway is Alternate US 50 & 95. The original transcontinental railroad passed through northern Lyon County. Amtrak's California Zephyr and Union Pacific freight trains continue to pass through Fernley, but the Zephyr does not stop here.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Buckland's Station10050 Highway 95AFort Churchill State Historic ParkNational1997001546Highway 50Buckland's Station
Buckland's Station10050 Highway 95AFort Churchill State Historic ParkNevada192Highway 95ABuckland's Station
Camels in DaytonPike Street Between 2nd and 3rd AvenuesDaytonNevada199Highway 50Camels in Dayton
Carson Trail Marker 16US 50Silver SpringsPOIHighway 50Carson Trail Marker 16
Carson Trail Marker 17US 50Lahontan SRAPOIHighway 50Carson Trail Marker 17
Carson Trail Marker 19Fort Churchill Road1852POIFort Churchill RoadCarson Trail Marker 19
Carson Trail Marker 25Off Highway 50 on Unpaved Road Near Enterprise WayDaytonPOIHighway 50Carson Trail Marker 25
Carson Trail Marker 26Dayton State Park on Highway 50DaytonPOIHighway 50Carson Trail Marker 26
Carson Trail Marker 27Cemetery RoadDaytonPOICemetery RoadCarson Trail Marker 27
Carson Trail Marker 28Unpaved Road east of Highway 341DaytonPOIHighway 341Carson Trail Marker 28
Central Overland Trail Marker 3610050 Highway 95AFort Churchill State Historic Park1860POIHighway 95ACentral Overland Trail Marker 36
Central Overland Trail Marker 36Unpaved RoadRuralPOIUnpaved RoadCentral Overland Trail Marker 36
Central Overland Trail Marker 37Fort Churchill RoadFort Churchill State Historic Park1860POIFort Churchill RoadCentral Overland Trail Marker 37
Chinatown (Early Name of Dayton)Highway 50 and Dayton Valley RoadDayton1856Nevada163Highway 50Chinatown (Early Name of Dayton)
Courthouse Site (1865-1907)Old U.S. Highway 50DaytonNevada127Highway 50Courthouse Site (1865-1907)
DaytonHighway 50 and Dayton Valley RoadDaytonNevada7Highway 50 10Dayton
Dayton CemeteryCemetery RoadDaytonNevada233Cemetery RoadDayton Cemetery
Dayton Pony ExpressHighway 50 and Dayton Valley RoadDaytonPOIHighway 50 10Dayton Pony Express
Dayton Schoolhouse - 1865135 Shady LaneDayton1865Nevada262Shady 135Dayton Schoolhouse - 1865
Desert Well StationHighway 50StagecoachNevada177Highway 50Desert Well Station
Devil's GateState Route 342Silver CityNevada223State Route 342Devil's Gate
Fernley and Lassen Railway Depot675 East Main StreetFernley1914National2005000513Main E 675Fernley and Lassen Railway Depot
Fernley Community Church80 South Center StreetFernley1910National2003000414Center S 080Fernley Community Church
First Transcontinental HighwayFarm District Road Near Cottonwood LaneFernleyPOIFarm DistrictFirst Transcontinental Highway
Fort ChurchillFort Churchill RoadFort Churchill State Historic ParkNational1966000456Fort ChurchillFort Churchill
Hall's StationMain Street and Cemetery RoadDaytonNevada200MainHall's Station
IOOF Building1 North Main StreetYeringtonNational1983001111Main S 001IOOF Building
Lyon County Courthouse31 South Main StreetYeringtonNational1983001112Main S 031Lyon County Courthouse
McCone's FoundriesState Route 342Silver CityNevada185State Route 342McCone's Foundries
Mound HouseHighway 50 Between Highlands Drive and Newman LaneMound House1871Nevada61Highway 50 00Mound House
Nevada's First Gold Discovery235 West Main StreetDaytonNevada257Main W 235Nevada's First Gold Discovery
Sonora Trail Marker 1Fort Churchill RoadFort Churchill State Historic Park1852POIFort Churchill RoadSonora Trail Marker 1
SutroHighway 50SutroNevada85Highway 50 20Sutro
Truckee Trail 10Duffy RoadFernleyPOIDuffyTruckee Trail 10
Truckee Trail 11Truck Inn WayFernleyPOITruck InnTruckee Trail 11
Truckee Trail 12Truck Inn WayFernleyPOITruck InnTruckee Trail 12
Union Hotel and Post OfficeMain and Pike StreetsDaytonNevada186MainUnion Hotel and Post Office
WabuskaHighway 95AWabuskaNevada113Highway 95AWabuska
WellingtonState Route 208Wellington1863Nevada74State Route 208Wellington
Yerington Grammar School120 North California StreetYerington1912National1984002075California N 120Yerington Grammar School
Yerington Main Post Office28 North Main StreetYeringtonNational1990000138Main N 028Yerington Main Post Office
Emigrant Trail Marker 12Spruce AvenueRuralPOISpruceEmigrant Trail Marker 12
Emigrant Trail Marker 13Breakaheart RoadRuralPOIBreakaheartEmigrant Trail Marker 13
Emigrant Trail Marker 13AFort Churchill RoadRuralPOIFort ChurchillEmigrant Trail Marker 13A
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