Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Storey County

Near the Chollar Mine in Virginia City, Nevada Near Virginia City
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Fourth Ward School and Chollar Mansion in Virginia City, Nevada Fourth Ward School and Chollar Mansion in Virginia City
27 February 2008

Palace Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada 27 February 2008

St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church and Saint Paul the Prospector Episcopal Church in Virginia City, Nevada St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church and Saint Paul the Prospector Episcopal Church
27 February 2008

Near the Chollar Mine in Virginia City, Nevada Near the Chollar Mine
27 February 2008


At 264 square miles, Storey County has the smallest area of any Nevada county. However, when it was created in 1861, booming Virginia City made it the most populous county in Nevada. The name honors Captain Edward Farris Storey, killed in the Pyramid Lake Indian War of 1860 and buried in Virginia City.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Piper-Beebe House2 South A StreetVirginia City1876National1993000684 Street A S 0002Piper-Beebe House
Great Fire of 187543 South A StreetVirginia City1875Nevada228 Street A S 0043Great Fire of 1875
Knights of Pythias Hall30 B StreetVirginia City1876POI Street B 0030Knights of Pythias Hall
E Clampus Vitus Building34 B StreetVirginia City1876POI Street B 0034E Clampus Vitus Building
Miners' Union Hall36 B StreetVirginia City1876POI Street B 0036Miners' Union Hall
Piper's Opera House1 North B StreetVirginia City1885National1997000217 Street B N 0001Piper's Opera House
Piper's Opera House1 North B StreetVirginia City1885Nevada236 Street B N 0001Piper's Opera House
Piper House58 North B StVirginia CityNational2011000254 Street B N 058Piper House
Storey County Courthouse26 South B StreetVirginia City1876POI Street B S 0026Storey County Courthouse
Comstock Lode351 North C StreetVirginia City1864Nevada13 Street C N 0351Comstock Lode
Mark Twain53 South C StreetVirginia City1864Nevada28 Street C N 0471Mark Twain
Fourth Ward SchoolSouth C StreetVirginia City1876POI Street C S 0100Fourth Ward School
First Presbyterian Church196 South C StreetVirginia City1867POI Street C S 0196First Presbyterian Church
Savage Mansion 146 D StreetVirginia City1861Nevada87 Street D 0146Savage Mansion
Mackay Mansion129 South D Street at Flowery StreetVirginia City1860Nevada132 Street D S 0129Mackay Mansion
Chollar Mansion565 South D Street At State Route 341Virginia City1864National1993000689 Street D S 0565Chollar Mansion
Silver Terrace Cemeteries North E StreetVirginia CityPOI Street E N 0000Silver Terrace Cemeteries
St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church111 South E StreetVirginia City1876POI Street E S 0111St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church
Chollar MineF Street at Entrance to Chollar MineVirginia City1859Nevada209 Street FChollar Mine
St. Paul the Prospector Episcopal Church87 F StreetVirginia City1876POI Street F 0087St. Paul the Prospector Episcopal Church
Parish House109 South F StreetVirginia City1876National1993000688 Street F S 0109Parish House
Virginia City Railroad Depot166 South F StreetVirginia CityPOI Street F S 0166Virginia City Railroad Depot
McCarthy HouseI Street Between Taylor and WashingtonVirginia City1875National1995001231 Street I McCarthy House
Truckee Trail Marker 18Clean Water WaySparksPOIClean WaterTruckee Trail Marker 18
Old Geiger GradeGeiger Grade Road Near Calavaras RoadVirginia City1862Nevada211Geiger GradeOld Geiger Grade
King-McBride Mansion66 South Howard StreetVirginia City1870National1998001086Howard 0066King-McBride Mansion
Derby Diversion DamI-80 Exit 36West of Fernley1905National1978001727I-80Derby Diversion Dam
Chollar RaiseMain and B StreetsVirginia CityPOIMainChollar Raise
Marlette Lake Water SystemTrailhead at Marlette ReservoirLake Tahoe Nevada State ParkNational1992001162MarletteMarlette Lake Water System
Prescott House12 Page StreetVirginia City1864National1993000687Page 0012Prescott House
Virginia City Historic DistrictVirginia City and EnvironsVirginia CityNational1966000458State Route 341 Virginia City Historic District
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