Deep in the heart of the golden west, home means nevada to me
The Nevada State Historical Marker Program was launched in 1964 for Nevada's centennial to commemorate events such as the Old Spanish Trail in Southern Nevada and the great train robbery in Verdi, west of Reno.
These roadside markers bring attention to the places, people, and events that make up Nevada’s heritage. They are as diverse as the counties they are located within and range from the typical mining boom and bust town to the largest and most accessible petroglyph sites in Northern Nevada.
I started visiting the markers around my city during quarantine and I found that I enjoyed learning about the history of the land. I've almost seen all of the ones that are in my city and I hope to one day be able to visit more of the rural locations.
It's almost like a treasure hunt because you never know if the marker is going to still be standing in the original location or not. Over the years, the State Historic Preservation Office has decommissioned some markers because vandalism persists at certain sites or because marking some locations no longer seems appropriate for various reasons.
Thank you to Nevada Department of Transportation which has contributed considerable funding to maintain the markers for the last decade.
Other Important Sites:
Nevada State Historical Preservation Office
|| Nevada Landmarks's List
|| A Guide To Nevada's Historical Markers
The number of markers in the Nevada system.
The number of markers I have seen.
The number of markers I still need to see day.
nevada historical markers
in the order of which I saw them.
Click the name of the location to view more information
Marker #115 Potosi
Marker #34 Old Spanish Trail
Marker #33 Old Spanish Trail
Marker #190 Pop Squires
Marker #224 Kyle Ranch
Marker #197 Arrowhead Trail
Marker #116 Searchlight
Marker #150 Nevada's 1st State Park
Marker #168 Arrowhead Trail
Marker #41 Pueblo Grande de Nevada
Marker #139 Journey of the Dead Man
Marker #141 Armijo's Route
Marker #37 Powell of the Colorado
Marker #86 Tule Springs
Marker #142 Mountain Spring Pass